Friday, November 18, 2016
Colson Whitehead on The Underground Railroad
On September 26, author Colson Whitehead came to BAM to discuss his most recent novel, The Underground Railroad, a sweeping narrative of pre-Civil War slavery that rockets from past to present through one woman’s escape from the horrors of bondage.
Whitehead read an excerpt from the novel, which just won the National Book Award for fiction, and discussed how he came to write the book, his research process, its resonance today, and more with Lisa Lucas, president of the National Book Foundation.
Listen to the full talk below:
The Colson Whitehead talk was part of our Unbound literary series, presented in partnership with Greenlight Bookstore.