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BABEL: Colson Whitehead

Thursday, April 16, 2020
Kleinhans Music Hall, 8:00 pm

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Just Buffalo Literary Center’s acclaimed BABEL series brings four of the world’s most important authors to Buffalo each year, engaging local audiences, attracting guests from across the country and Canada, and creating a global literary conversation right here at home.

About Colson Whitehead

Colson Whitehead is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad (winner of both the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize), The Noble HustleZone OneSag HarborThe IntuitionistJohn Henry DaysApex Hides the Hurt, and a collection of essays, The Colossus of New York.

The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, Guggenheim, Whiting Writers Award, and the Dos Passos Prize, his writing has appeared in a number of publications including The New York TimesThe New YorkerNew York MagazineHarper’s and Granta.

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. Currently, he lives in New York City.