Pulitzer Prize-winner Colson Whitehead to speak at Fayetteville Public Library

Photo: Madeline Whitehead

It’s not every day that you can hear a Pulitzer Prize-winning author speak about their work in Fayetteville. That opportunity is coming this month, however.

Colson Whitehead, who won the award in 2017 for his book The Underground Railroad, will appear at the Fayetteville Public Library at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 27. He was also nominated for the award in 2002 for John Henry Days.

The Underground Railroad is Whitehead’s best known work. The book was a selection for Oprah’s Book Club, a National Book Award winner, and a New York Times best-seller. Other books include The Noble Hustle, Zone One, Sag Harbor, The Intuitionist, and many others.

His appearance is sponsored by the library’s Author Series, and is free to attend and open to the public. Other recent speakers in the series include Ann Patchett, Anne Perry, Erik Larson, Bob Woodward and LeVar Burton.

For more information about the appearance, contact Willow Fitzgibbon, director of library services, at 479-856-7210.