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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead to speak at Creighton

Colson WhiteheadThe Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead, will be speaking at Creighton University at 7 p.m. March 30, in the Harper Center auditorium.

His most recent book, New York Times bestseller The Nickel Boys, was one of Time magazine’s 10 best fiction books of the decade, winner of the Kirkus Prize and long listed for the National Book Award.

The event is free and open to the public, however registration is requested as space is limited. Click here to register.

A book signing will be held after the talk and books will be available for purchase.

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, a fellowship at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for John Henry Days.

He has taught at the University of Houston, Columbia University, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, New York University, Princeton University, Wesleyan University, and been a Writer-in-Residence at Vassar College, the University of Richmond, and the University of Wyoming. He lives in New York City.

Presented by Creighton University’s Kingfisher Institute for the Liberal Arts and Professions, Office of Alumni Relations, Department of History, A.F. Jacobson Chair in Communications, John C. Kenefick Faculty Chair in the Humanities, and the National Park Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.


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