Colson Whitehead

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Piranesi by Susanna Clarke audiobook review – narrator Chiwetel Ejiofor takes flight
A mysterious building containing sea, clouds and wildlife is the setting for this intense and enigmatic tale read by the Hollywood actor – plus this week’s other picks

Fiona Sturges

01, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead review – a delicious heist novel
The double Pulitzer winner turns to crime with a tale of 1960s New York gangsters, rendered with superbly observed, affectionate, page-turning brio

Ian Williams

23, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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New hustle: Pulitzer winner Colson Whitehead on his heist novel
The author talks about his book set among small time crooks in 1960s Harlem, the joy of switching it up - and why he looks up to Stanley Kubrick

Sara Collins

18, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead review – a zinging wiseguy noir thriller
A small-time crook in 1960s Harlem becomes embroiled in a heist as the double Pulitzer prize-winner confounds expectations once more

Colin Grant

06, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Legends of the fall: the 50 biggest books of autumn 2021
From new novels by Sally Rooney and Colson Whitehead to Michel Barnier’s take on Brexit, Bernardine Evaristo’s manifesto and diaries from David Sedaris – all the releases to look out for

Justine Jordan and Katy Guest

04, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Lionel Shriver v Cynthia Ozick: hurrah for the new literary beef
The books world was growing worryingly well-mannered, but Ozick’s response – in verse – to a bad review by Shriver has revived the fine art of feuding

Alison Flood

18, May, 2021 @3:03 PM

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‘Their stories need to be told’: the true story behind The Underground Railroad
Barry Jenkins’ acclaimed 10-part adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s novel shines much-needed light on a history that many still don’t know

David Smith in Washington

17, May, 2021 @6:16 AM

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‘We had a therapist on set’ – William Jackson Harper on The Underground Railroad
The Good Place star plays a free man helping slaves to escape in Barry Jenkins’ epic series. The actor talks about the trauma of re-enacting such violent times – and the need to face up to history

Steve Rose

10, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Barry Jenkins: ‘Maybe America has never been great’
The Moonlight director on how adapting Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad for TV compelled him to fully confront the history of slavery, as well as his own damaged childhood

Tim Adams

09, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Not the Booker: Emma Donoghue, Abi Daré and Shahnaz Ahsan join the shortlist
The addition of Akin, The Girl With the Louding Voice, and Hashim & Family means we now have six books on our shortlist – let’s get reading

Sam Jordison

24, Aug, 2020 @9:45 AM

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'The prize of all prizes': Teacher Kate Clanchy's memoir wins Orwell award
Judges praise Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me, which draws on three decades working in schools, as ‘moving, funny, and full of love’

Alison Flood

09, Jul, 2020 @5:30 PM

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In brief: The Rain Heron; One Long and Beautiful Summer; The Nickel Boys – review
An eco-thriller from Robbie Arnott, a defence of traditional cricket by Duncan Hamilton and Colson Whitehead’s prize-winning novel about a racist school

Ben East

28, Jun, 2020 @10:00 AM

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