Thursday, June 27, 2019

Coverage of The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead


In an early review of the book for Booklist, Donna Seaman predicted that "After the resounding triumph of Whitehead’s previous novel, readers will avidly await this intense drama, a scorching work that will generate tremendous media coverage." She's likely correct. An excerpt from the novel appeared in The New Yorker in March, and later, Whitehead appeared on the cover of Time magazine with the headline, "America's Storyteller."

Emily Temple predicts that "Despite the dark themes [of The Nickel Boys, I predict this will be the book on everyone’s bedside tables this summer."

Here's a roundup of coverage for Colson Whitehead's novel The Nickel Boys.

2019
July 14: Colson Whitehead on "The Nickel Boys" and exhuming tales of the dead - CBS News
July 14: In ‘The Nickel Boys,’ Colson Whitehead Depicts a Real-Life House of Horrors - Frank Rich - New York Times
July 14: Colson Whitehead on writing "The Nickel Boys" - Lee Cowan - CBS News
July 13: Colson Whitehead On 'The Nickel Boys' - NPR
July 12: Colson Whitehead Is One of the Finest Novelists in America - Sam Sacks - Wall Street Journal
July 12: Why Colson Whitehead continues to plunge into American history's dark heart - David Canfield - Entertainment Weekly
July 12: A haunting meditation on a Jim Crow era reform school - Abby Manzella - Post Gazette
July 12: Colson Whitehead is being called 'America's Storyteller' - CBC Radio
July 12: The Nickel Boys - Anjali Enjeti - Star Tribune
July 12: Colson Whitehead on the ‘incredible evil’ of the real school that inspired ‘Nickel Boys’ - Carolyn Kellogg - Los Angeles Times
July 11: Powell's Interview: Colson Whitehead, Author of 'The Nickel Boys' - Rhianna Walton - Powell's
July 11: Stellar new novel of Jim Crow South from prize-winner Colson Whitehead - Marion Winik - Newsday
July 11: Colson Whitehead's The Nickel Boys Imagines Life Inside Florida's Infamous Dozier School - Lorraine Berry - Miami New Times
July 11: The American Possibilities of Colson Whitehead - Laura Miller - Slate
July 11: In ‘The Nickel Boys,’ Colson Whitehead Continues to Make a Classic American Genre His Own - Parul Sehgal - New York Times
July 10: In Pulitzer-winner Colson Whitehead’s ‘The Nickel Boys,’ a childhood lost to Jim Crow - Renée Graham - Boston Globe
July 10: 4 New Books That'll Heat Up Your Summer - Oprah magazine
July 9: In Colson Whitehead’s ‘The Nickel Boys,’ an idealistic black teen learns a harsh reality - Ron Charles - Washington Post
June 27: Whitehead...first novelist to grace the cover of TIME since 2010 - Emily Temple - Literary Hub
June 27: Whitehead Reminds Us How America's Racist History Lives On - Mitchell S. Jackson - Time
June 27: How...Colson Whitehead Finds Inspiration for His Books - Annabel Gutterman - Time
June 13: The 10 most anticipated books of the summer, according to Good Reads - Constance Grady - Vox
June 5: Lit Hub’s Most Anticipated Books of Summer - Literary Hub
May 29: 32 Books You Need to Read This Summer - Time
May 24: 7 highly anticipated books for summer reading - Michael Schaub - Los Angeles Times
March 26: "The Match" - Colson Whitehead - The New Yorker
March 25: Colson Whitehead on Human Cruelty - Deborah Treisman - The New Yorker
March 12: The Nickel Boys - Roxane Gay - Good Reads
March 1: The Nickel Boys - Donna Seaman - Booklist
January 24: The Nickel Boys - Publishers Weekly 
January 21: The Nickel Boys - Kirkus Review 

2018
October 11: Whitehead's Next Novel Explores Abuse of Black Boys at Reform School - Sameer Rao - Colorlines
October 10: Whitehead’s Next Novel Tackles Life Under Jim Crow - Alexandra Alter - New York Times
October 10: Colson Whitehead novel ‘The Nickel Boys’ coming next July - AP
October 10: Summer 2019 - Colson Whitehead - Twitter


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The Coverage of Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad
Coverage of Colson Whitehead's Noble Hustle
A Notebook on Colson Whitehead
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