Colson Whitehead (Author) Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, First Wife, Parents, Daughter, Net Worth, Underground Railroad, Books and Short Stories

Colson Whitehead Biography and Wiki

Colson Whitehead is an American writer and Novelist. He has authored seven novels, including his 1999 debut work, The Intuitionist, and The Underground Railroad, for which he won the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction and the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Colson Whitehead Age and Birthday

Colson is 51 years old as of 2020, He was born on November 6, 1969, in New York City.

Colson Whitehead Height and Weight

Colson stands at an average height and moderate weight. He appears to be quite tall in stature if his photos, relative to his surroundings, are anything to go by.

Colson Whitehead Family and Parents

Colson was born and raised in New York City. He was born on out of four siblings to entrepreneur parents who owned an executive recruiting firm.

Colson Whitehead Education

Colson attended the elite prep Trinity School in Manhattan and graduated from Harvard University in 1991. In college, he became friends with poet Kevin Young.

Colson Whitehead Wife and Married

Mr. Colson is married to this wife Julie Barer who is a literary agent. In their marriage, the couple has been blessed with their three-year-old child. He has a 12-year-old daughter from his first marriage.

Colson Whitehead First Wife

Colson married his first wife Natasha Stovall in the year 2000, the two met while Colson was working at the village voice as a television critic, Natasha was a writer and photographer at that time.

Colson Whitehead Divorce

Unfortunately, Colson and Natasha grew apart after Colson was offered to write poker series for his next venture and after committing to his book, Colson and Natasha got a divorce. In their marriage, Natasha and Colson were blessed with a daughter called Madeline.

Colson Whitehead Novels Wikipedia

Right after college, Colson started working at the Village Voice, where he wrote reviews of television, books, and music. His first novel, The Intuitionist, concerned intrigue in the Department of Elevator Inspectors, and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway and a winner of the Quality Paperback Book Club’s New Voices Award.

John Henry Days followed in 2001, an investigation of the steel-driving man of American folklore. It was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Fiction Award, and the Pulitzer Prize.

The novel received the Young Lions Fiction Award and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. The Colossus of New York is a book of essays about the city. It was published in 2003 and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

Apex Hides the Hurt (2006) is a novel about a “nomenclature consultant” who gets an assignment to name a town and was a recipient of the PEN/Oakland Award.

Sag Harbor, published in 2009, is a novel about teenagers hanging out in Sag Harbor, Long Island during the summer of 1985. It was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award.

Zone One (2011), about post-apocalyptic New York City, was a New York Times Bestseller. The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky & Death, a non-fiction account of the 2011 World Series of Poker, appeared in 2014.

The Underground Railroad, a novel, was published in the summer of 2016. It won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Carnegie Medal for Fiction, and was a #1 New York Times Bestseller.

The Nickel Boys is a novel inspired by the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Florida. It won the Pulitzer Prize, the Kirkus Prize, and the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction.

His latest novel Harlem Shuffle will be published in September 2021. Colson Whitehead’s reviews, essays, and fiction have appeared in a number of publications, such as the New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Harper’s, and Granta.

He has received a MacArthur Fellowship, A Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers Award, the Dos Passos Prize, and a fellowship at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.

In 2018, New York State named him their New York State Author, and in 2020 the Library of Congress awarded him their Prize for American Fiction.

Colson Whitehead Books and Short Stories

  • The Underground Railroad
  • The Nickel Boys
  • The Intuitionist
  • Zone One
  • Sag Harbor
  • John Henry Days
  • Apex Hides The Hurt
  • The Colossus of New York
  • Beastie Boys Book
  • The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death
  • Electric Literature No.2
  • New York stories

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Colson Whitehead Underground Railroad

Colson wrote The Underground Railroad in 2016, for which he won the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction and the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Colson Whitehead Pulitzer

Colson wrote The Underground Railroad (2016), for which he won the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction and the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Colson Whitehead Net Worth

Colson is believed to have an estimated net worth of over $500,000 as of 2021.

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