The 22nd Winter Words series celebrates some of America’s leading authors- their work represents distinctive voices and storytelling at its finest.
Whitehead is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Whiting Writers Award. He is the author of: “The Intuitionist,” “John Henry Days,” “The Colossus of New York,” “Apex Hides the Hurt,” “Sag Harbor,” “Zone One” and “The Noble Hustle.” His most recent novel, “The Underground Railroad,” was an international and No. 1 New York Times best-seller. It won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, among other honors.