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Author Colson Whitehead at the Tucson Humanities Festival – Tucson
October 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
REVISITING THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
With Colson Whitehead, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author
The University of Arizona – NORTH BALLROOM, UA MEMORIAL STUDENT UNION
Thursday, October 18 – 7:00 p.m.
Colson Whitehead has established himself as one of the most versatile and innovative writers in contemporary literature.
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From the secret lives of elevators to international poker tournaments, Whitehead takes on the marginal, the strange, and the surreal. His newest novel, The Underground Railroad, reimagines pre-Civil War America, exploring an alternate reality in which the underground railroad is no mere metaphor, but an actual subterranean train system delivering slaves to freedom. The novel was a #1 New York Times bestseller and won both the 2016 National Book Award and 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.This program is part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.
In Partnership with Arizona Humanities and the University of Arizona College of Humanities