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.

December: ‘This Sense of Somebody-ness' - Anna Deavere Smith - New York Review of Books
Sept. 23: Tales of brutality and survival - Dan White - US Santa Cruz news
Aug. 7: The Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead - Tony Lindsay - Chicago Defender
Aug. 6: Unforgiving mirror to the American experiment in ‘The Nickel Boys’ - Rebecca Gerny - The Daily Californian
Aug. 5: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead – brutal justice - Tim Adams - The Guardian
Aug. 1: Point/Counterpoint: Colson Whitehead's The Nickel Boys - BookMarks
Aug. 1: Colson Whitehead’s The Nickel Boys - Marissa Lynch - Penguin Random House
July 31: The Carrot and the Stick: On “The Nickel Boys” - Art Edwards - LA Review of Books
July 30: The Nickel Boys: A Novel - Ariel Balter - New Journal of Books
July 30: Colson Whitehead, American Escape Artist - Josephine Livingstone - New Republic
July 29: Colson Whitehead Exhumes The Past In ‘The Nickel Boys’ - 1A
July 27: America’s brutal borstals: The Nickel Boys - Philip Hensher - The Spectator
July 26: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead review – essential follow-up to The Underground Railroad - Aminatta Forna - The Guardian
July 25: The Nickel Boys' Continues Colson Whitehead's Inquiry into American Racism - Alex Leininger - Pop Matters
July 24: Colson Whitehead’s latest novel fictionalizes Florida’s infamous Dozier School – Jessica Bryce Young – Orlando Weekly
July 23: Black boys are disappearing in ‘The Nickel Boys" - Ingrid Rojas Contreras - San Francisco Chronicle Datebook
July 23: The Nickel Boys Review - Walton Muyumba - Barnes and Noble
July 22: Colson Whitehead’s ‘Underground Railroad’ led him to Jim Crow Florida - Paul Wachter - The Undefeated
July 20: Colson Whitehead: ‘We have kids in concentration camps. But I have to be hopeful' - Sukhdev Sandu - The Guardian
July 19: "The Nickel Boys" - Nelson Appell - emissourian
July 19: Colson Whitehead Talks about 'The Nickel Boys.' - Pamela Paul - New York Times
July 19: Horror tales from Florida boys' home spark Pulitzer winner's latest novel - Susan Larson - Nola
July 19: Colson Whitehead: The novelist on fighting through anger to write The Nickel Boys - CBC Radio
July 19: ‘White supremacist president’ sparked Colson Whitehead’s harrowing new book - Deborah Dundas - Toronto Star
July 19: Colson Whitehead Opens Up - Nawal Arjini - The Nation
July 18: Colson Whitehead fictionalises real-life reform school in follow up to The Underground Railroad - Claire Nichols - ABC News
July 18: Colson Whitehead’s spare, riveting, horrifying Nickel Boys - Constance Grady - Vox
July 18: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead - Jerome Boyd Manusell - Evening Standard
July 18: For The 'Nickel Boys,' Life Isn't Worth 5 Cents - Michael Schaub - NPR
July 18: Colson Whitehead’s novel The Nickel Boys draws power from a real Florida story - Colette Bancroft - Tampa Bay Times
July 18: Reading Pathways: Colson Whitehead - Liberty Hardy - Book Riot
July 17: The Essential Colson Whitehead - Book Marks
July 16: There's a Colson Whitehead novel for everyone — here's your complete guide - David Canfield - Entertainment Weekly
July 16: Colson Whitehead on ‘The Nickel Boys’ and fantasy vs. realism - Jeffrey Brown - PBS
July 16: ‘The Nickel Boys’ hauntingly brilliant Featured - Allen Adams - The Maine Edge
July 16: ‘The Nickel Boys’ reckons with a legacy of racism and abuse - Joan Gaylord - Christian Science Monitor
July 16: The Nickel Boys: A Novel - Ariel Balter - New York Journal of Books
July 16: Colson Whitehead's 'The Nickel Boys' - Powell's Books
July 16: Colson Whitehead On The True Story Of Abuse And Injustice Behind 'Nickel Boys' - Dave Davies - NPR
July 16: “The Outrage Was So Large and So Secret”: Colson Whitehead Talks Hope, Despair, and Fighting the Power in The Nickel Boys - Yahdon Israel - Vanity Fair
July 16: Colson Whitehead’s Nickel Boys unearths ugly truths about America’s past—and present - Danette Chavez - AV Club
July 16: Rooted In History, 'The Nickel Boys' Is A Great American Novel - Maureen Corrigan - NPR
July 16: In Which Colson Whitehead is Highly Concerned with the Exploration of Inner Space - Literary Hub
July 15: Colson Whitehead captures Jim Crow-era Florida in new novel - Jessica McEntee - BookTrib
July 15: The Ultimate Guide to Reading Colson Whitehead's Books - Frannie Jackson - Paste
July 15: Colson Whitehead Is the Voice of His Generation — Whether He Likes It or Not - Nick Patch - Sharp Magazine
July 15: Colson Whitehead on Imagination, Courage and The Nickel Boys - Barnes and Noble Review
July 15: "Dread, rage and despair" kept Colson Whitehead from visiting the school that inspired his new book - CBS News
July 15: 'The Nickel Boys' is a literary achievement. Will Colson Whitehead win another Pulitzer? - Mark Athitakis - USA Today
July 15: Where Hope Breaks: A Review of “The Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead - Tara Betts - New City Lit
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
April 26: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead - Tom LeClair - Open Letters Review
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 

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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