Colson Whitehead won the Pulitzer Prize for his book "Underground Railroad." His new novel, "Nickel Boys," is expected this summer.

Colson Whitehead won the Pulitzer Prize for his book “Underground Railroad.” His new novel, “Nickel Boys,” is expected this summer.

Madeline Whitehead

Colson Whitehead won the Pulitzer Prize in 2017 for his novel “The Underground Railroad.” It’s an alternate history of slavery in America from an author who has built a reputation on tweaking the boundaries of reality in order to reveal more about the world we live in. Today we listen back to a conversation host Dave Miller had with Whitehead from last year when he was in town to accept an award from Oregon State University

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