Monday, December 26, 2011

A Notebook on the Work of Colson Whitehead


I've been actively following Colson Whitehead's work for more than 10 15 years now, after someone hipped me to his work when I was a graduate student. In recent years, I've published a couple of essays about his writing and started blogging about his work and reception.

He is the author of The Intuitionist (1999), John Henry Days (2001),  The Colossus of New York (2003), Apex Hides the Hurt (2006), Sag Harbor (2009), Zone One (2011), The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky & Death (2014), and The Underground Railroad (2016).

2017
• October 3: Preparing to read Colson Whitehead and Ta-Nehisi Coates with collegiate black men
• April 1: The incredible reach of Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad

2016
• December 28: Best idea in 2016 African American fiction: A real underground railroad
• November 20: Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad: A Timeline 
• October 26: Colson Whitehead & Kevin Young autograph an early work  
• September 16: What Colson Whitehead does after autographing over 100 books
• September 16: Colson Whitehead reads from newest novel in St. Louis 
• September 4: A checklist on Colson Whitehead's impulse for creativity  
• September 3: Brief Reflections on Colson Whitehead's 8 Books 
• August 29: Divergent receptions: Ta-Nehisi Coates & Colson Whitehead  
• August 7: A print-only excerpt from Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad in the New York Times
• August 4: Toni Morrison & Ta-Nehisi Coates, then Oprah Winfrey & Colson Whitehead: Notes on Book History
• August 3: The Coverage of Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad 
• May 29: Black men writers and creativity, 1995 - 2016
• May 15: The pre-publication of Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad
• March 19: The curious minds of Colson Whitehead and Ta-Nehisi Coates
• February 6: Colson Whitehead: The art of thinking with metaphors

2015
• July 11: Pre-publication activities: Colson Whitehead and Ta-Nehisi Coates  

2014
• May 9: Covering a "gifted" writer: Colson Whitehead and His Reviewers
• May 7: Colson Whitehead's The Noble Hustle
• May 5: Coverage of Colson Whitehead's Noble Hustle
• November 19: Zone One's narrator vs. Connecticut
• June 27: World War Z and the Return of Colson Whitehead's Zone One
• June 19: Richard Wright, Toni Morrison, Colson Whitehead & Big Data
• April 29: A Golden Age of Inspiration for Black Men Writers, 1977 - 1997 
• March 21: Notes on the creative domains of Coates, McGruder, Whitehead & Young
• March 15: NYC as Colson Whitehead's Muse & Canvas
• March 14: Colson Whitehead's book publications

2012
• December 15: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Aaron McGruder, Colson Whitehead, Kevin Young & Hip Hop Aesthetics  
• October 20: Colson Whitehead's other scary novel
• August 26: What the "best [black] writer of a generation" tag means
• August 25: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Colson Whitehead, and support for "sprawling" black writing
• August 10: The Distance between Toni Morrison and Colson Whitehead HBW blog
• July 15: Where you stay: Colson Whitehead & the Matter of Where Novelists Live
• July 7: Toward a sociology of conversations about creativity & intellectualism among black men
• April 27: Kevin Young, Colson Whitehead & Lovejoy Library
• February 27: Colson Whitehead: The Novelist as Idea Factory
• January 29: Black Boys and the Golden Age of Hip Hop
• January 24:  Zombie movies, black boys & imagination
• January 23: Black Boys, Imagination, and Star Wars

2011
• December 21: The Case for Colson Whitehead's Zone One in 2011 
• October 19: Publishing Books, Extending Conversations: C. Whitehead, R. Kennedy
• October 14: Colson Whitehead, zombies, and afrofuturism  HBW blog
• October 13: Top 10 list for Colson Whitehead’s The Intuitionist  HBW blog
• October 12: The Coverage of.... Zone One By Colson Whitehead HBW blog
• October 11: Colson Whitehead & the Upper Floors  HBW blog
• October 10: Colson Whitehead, Zone One, and Publishing History HBW blog
• September 10: Covers for Apex Hides the Hurt
• August 23: The ongoing pre-publication buzz for Zone One
• July 22: The Novelist as Sports Writer & Blues Writer: Colson Whitehead
• July 3: "Last Night" (excerpt from Zone One) by Colson Whitehead
• May 25: Big Publishers, ARCs, and the promotion of a Black Writer
• May 20: Four Contemporary Black Male Writers & Their Fathers
• April 26: How Major Writers Become Legendary on Twitter
• March 31: Colson Whitehead Novel on Twitter
• February 1: The Early Buzz on Colson Whitehead's Newest Novel
• January 5: What Will Black Writing Be?

2010
• November 1: Top 10 Reasons for Re-Reading The Intuitionist
• November 1: Lila Mae, the Black Nerd 
• February 25: Whitehead Finalist for PEN/Faulkner Award

2009
• December 2: Société post-raciale? "C'est stupide."
• November 8: Colson Whitehead & Twitter
• June 22: More on Whitehead Reviews
• May 3: Reviewing Colson Whitehead’s Reviews

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