THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD had quite a ride.
It won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Carnegie Medal for Fiction, the Heartland Prize, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Hurston/Wright Fiction Award, was longlisted for the Booker Prize, and was a finalist for the Kirkus Prize. It became a #1 New York Times Bestseller, got picked by Oprah for her book club, President Obama chose it for his summer reading list, and it was a Best Book of the Year for the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Newsday, GQ, Publishers Weekly, Esquire, and Buzzfeed. It's being translated into 40 languages.
Speaking Engagements: http://www.prhspeakers.com/speaker/colson-whitehead
Publicity: Kate Runde krunde@penguinrandomhouse
Photo: Madeline Whitehead
November 15: Scranton Cultural Center. Scranton, PA
December 7: Kingswood Oxford School. West Hartford, CT