Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Colson Whitehead
Colson Whitehead is a New York Times bestselling writer, a MacArthur Fellow and the author of the highly acclaimed novel The Underground Railroad, a tour de force chronicling a young slave's desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South, which won the National Book Award for Fiction in 2016 and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2017. In the novel, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor -- engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. As Whitehead brilliantly recreates the unique terrors for black people in the pre-Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. Hear Whitehead speak on race, culture, the nation's current political climate and more when he visits Royce Hall at UCLA.
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