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Award Winning Books by
COLSON WHITEHEAD

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
2646 reviews (2016) (320p) (PW Top10) (PW Fiction) () (Amazon Top10Lit) (WP Top10) (NYT100) (NYT Top10) (Time Top10) (LJ Top10) (MK Top) (PW ANMCT) (NBA) () () () (NYTimes) (TIME) (Amazon) (ALA)
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Zone One by Colson Whitehead
410 reviews (2011) (240p) (LJ More Best) (B&N Fiction)
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In this wry take on the post-apocalyptic horror novel, a pandemic has devastated the planet. The plague has sorted humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead.

Now the plague is receding, and Americans are busy rebuild­ing civilization under orders from the provisional govern­ment based in B...
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Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead
91 reviews (2009) (288p) (PF) (Amazon)
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 The warm, funny, and supremely original new novel from one of the most acclaimed writers in America

The year is 1985. Benji Cooper is one of the only black students at an elite prep school in Manhattan. He spends his falls and winters going to roller-disco bar mitzvahs, playing too much Dungeons and Dragons, and trying to catch glimpses of nudity on late-night cable TV. After a trag...
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John Henry Days by Colson Whitehead
47 reviews (2001) (400p) (PP) (NBCCA) (NYTimes) (LATimes) (Amazon)
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 Colson Whitehead's eagerly awaited and triumphantly acclaimed new novel is on one level a multifaceted retelling of the story of John Henry, the black steel-driver who died outracing a machine designed to replace him. On another level it's the story of a disaffected, middle-aged black journalist on a mission to set a record for junketeering who attends the annual John Henry Days festival. It is a...
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The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead
84 reviews (1999) (272p) (Amazon)
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  Colson Whitehead's The Intuitionist wowed critics and readers everywhere and marked the debut of an important American writer. This marvellously inventive, genre-bending, noir-inflected novel, set in the curious world of elevator inspection, portrays a universe parallel to our own, where matters of morality, politics, and race reveal unexpected ironies....
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Colson Whitehead Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 5  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 3  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 0  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 1 John Henry Days ·  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 1 John Henry Days ·  
National Book Award Wins 1 The Underground Railroad ·  
National Book Award Nominations 1 The Underground Railroad ·  
Man Booker Prize Wins 0  
Man Booker Prize Nominations 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Wins 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Nominations 1 Sag Harbor ·  

*Major Prize = Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, and PEN/Faulkner Award

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