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The Champaign Public Library will be hosting a virtual conversation with Colson Whitehead

a black man stands against a blue background, leaning toward the camera with his arms crossed in front of him. He wears a black long sleeve leather jacket with a silver zipper and has long braided hair pulled back. He stares off to the right.
Chris Close

Coleson Whitehead was previously here in 2018 and this time he will be in conversation with CPL to talk about his latest book, “Crook Manifesto”. The book came out in July of this year and is the second in the Harlem Trilogy. Whitehead has won two Pulitzers in the Fiction category (one of only four people to do so) for two of his books “Underground Railroad” in 2017 and “The Nickel Boys” in 2020. He has won many prestigious awards including his most recent, awarded by President Biden this year, the National Endowment for the Humanities Medal. The event will take place over zoom and you have to register to receive the link. There is also a place to add questions for the author if time allows. . 

Virtual Visit with Colson Whitehead
W September 6th
7 to 8 p.m.
Free, but registration is required

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