Colson Whitehead is a prolific author, dynamic speaker, Pulitzer-Prize finalist, and Macarthur Fellow. His first novel, The Intuitionist, was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway and a winner of the Quality Paperback Book Club's New Voices Award. John Henry Days, an investigation of the steel-driving man of American folklore, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Fiction Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. His other award-winning works include The Colossus of New York and Apex Hides the Hurt. His reviews, essays, and fiction have appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Harper's and Granta. His newest work, Sag Harbor (paperback release June 2010), explores the in-between space of adolescence through one boy's summer in a predominantly black Long Island neighborhood.
“Wonderful, evocative writing, as always, from Whitehead” - Library Journal
“Another surprise from an author who never writes the same novel twice...his warmest novel to date. Funniest as well.” - Kirkus Review
“He can write sentences like nobody’s business, and the deepest satisfaction in this book full of them is his crafty turn of phrase.” – Bloomberg.com
“True to Colson Whitehead’s reputation, his fourth novel is lyrical and hilarious.”
- Philadelphia City Paper
“By acknowledging that adolescence’s indignities are universal, and that the search for self is endless, Sag Harbor brings this truth home” - Vanity Fair