Colson Whitehead

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Crook Manifesto was the most recently released book by Colson Whitehead, on July 18th, 2023.

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Colson Whitehead Stats: The highest rated book by Colson Whitehead on Book Notification is Crook Manifesto, the 2nd novel in the Ray Carney series. The second-highest rated book is The Nickel Boys, a Standalone novel.

The most read book by Colson Whitehead on Book Notification is The Underground Railroad, a Standalone novel. The second most read book is The Nickel Boys, a Standalone novel.

Below is a complete list of Colson Whitehead books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series.

List of Ray Carney Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction in Publication Order

List of Colson Whitehead Anthologies in Publication Order

Colson Whitehead: Biography

Colson Whitehead (Arch Colson Chipp Whitehead) was born on November 6th, 1969 and is currently 54 years old. Colson Whitehead was born in New York City, New York, USA. Whitehead attended Harvard University where he received a B.A.

Colson Whitehead (Arch Colson Chipp Whitehead) is probably best known for his Standalone Novels. There are currently 7 novels available. The first standalone was released in 1999 with the novel The Intuitionist. The most recently released novel was The Nickel Boys which was released in 2019. There are no upcoming standalone novels by Colson at this time.

Colson Whitehead has also written the Ray Carney series which has 2 books including Harlem Shuffle and Crook Manifesto.

Whitehead was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2002 for developing novel plots that incorporate American history and folklore into contemporary tales.

Before he became a novelist, Colson worked a freelance journalist and also as a Village Voice TV critic.

Colson Whitehead: Awards & Accolades

Colson Whitehead has won multiple awards including: The Whiting Foundation Awards, Whiting Award for Fiction, in 2000 and the Library of Congress Prizes, American Fiction, in 2020.

Whitehead's books have also won multiple awards, The Underground Railroad won the Goodreads Awards, Best Historical Fiction, in 2016 as well as the National Book Awards - Best Fiction in 2016, Arthur C. Clarke Award - Best Science Fiction Novel in 2017. The Nickel Boys won the Kirkus Prize, Best Fiction Book, in 2019 as well as the Alex Awards - Best Book in 2020.

The following novels by Colson Whitehead were also nominated for these awards:

  • John Henry Days: Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Best Fiction (2001).
  • Zone One: Goodreads Awards, Best Horror (2011).
  • The Underground Railroad: Kirkus Prize, Best Fiction Book (2016). Kirkus Prize, Best Fiction Book (2016). Audie Award, Best Female Narrator (2017). Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year (2017).
  • The Nickel Boys: Goodreads Awards, Best Historical Fiction (2019). Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Best Fiction (2019). Audie Award, Best Male Narrator (2020).
  • Harlem Shuffle: Kirkus Prize, Best Fiction Book (2021). Hammett Prize, Best Crime Novel (2021). Goodreads Awards, Best Mystery and Thriller (2021). Macavity Award, Best Mystery Novel (2022).
  • Crook Manifesto: Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel (2024).

Colson Whitehead: Lists & Other Mentions

  • Harlem Shuffle was a New York Times: 100 Notable Books in 2021.

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  3. Stephen King, author of The Dark Tower Series.
  4. James Patterson, author of the Alex Cross Series.
  5. David Baldacci, author of the Amos Decker Series.

Colson Whitehead: F.A.Q

When was Colson Whitehead Born? How old is Colson Whitehead?

Colson Whitehead was born on November 6th, 1969. Colson Whitehead is currently 54 years old.

Where was Colson Whitehead Born?

Colson Whitehead was born in New York City, New York, USA and is American.

What awards has Colson Whitehead won?

Colson Whitehead has won the following awards: Whiting Award for Fiction at the Whiting Foundation Awards (2000) and the American Fiction at the Library of Congress Prizes (2020).

What book awards has Colson Whitehead won?

The Underground Railroad: Goodreads Awards Best Historical Fiction (2016), National Book Awards Best Fiction (2016), Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Science Fiction Novel (2017).
The Nickel Boys: Kirkus Prize Best Fiction Book (2019), Alex Awards Best Book (2020).

What was the first book Colson Whitehead wrote?

The first novel written by Colson Whitehead was The Intuitionist, published in 1999.

What was the most recent book Colson Whitehead wrote?

His most recently released work was Crook Manifesto on July 18th, 2023.

Will there be any more books by Colson Whitehead?

Colson Whitehead does not have any upcoming books with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has Colson Whitehead written?

Colson Whitehead has written 11 books. 2 books in the Ray Carney Series, 7 Standalone Novels, 1 book in the Short Story Collections, 1 book in the Non-Fiction.

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