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Virtual Event – Colson Whitehead

September 6, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Parlin – Ingersoll Public Library is joining libraries across the state of Illinois to host Colson Whitehead, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a #1 New York Times bestselling author. The Power of Story with Colson Whitehead will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, September 6, at 7pm. Whitehead is only the fourth author to win two Pulitzer Prizes for fiction. His novel, The Underground Railroad, a #1 New York Times bestseller, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2017, as well as the National Book Award and the Carnegie Medal for Fiction. Whitehead was awarded his second Pulitzer Prize in 2020 for The Nickel Boys. Crook Manifesto, Whitehead’s latest release and the second book in the Harlem Trilogy, was published in July 2023. It’s a darkly funny tale of a city under siege, but also a sneakily searching portrait of the meaning of family. Colson Whitehead will be joined in conversation with award-winning author Tochi Onyebuchi. His books include Goliath, Riot Baby, the Beasts Made of Night series, the War Girls series, and (S)kinfolk. The Power of Story with Colson Whitehead will begin at 7pm on Wednesday, September 6, 2023. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, please visit


September 6, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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