Of the seven novels Colson Whitehead has written, two have won Pulitzer Prizes—The Underground Railroad in 2017 and The Nickel Boys in 2020. Whitehead’s eighth novel, Harlem Shuffle, was finished during his coronavirus quarantine on Long Island and is out this fall. Set in New York City in the 1960s—the city and the decade in which he was born—the book is both a family saga and a crime novel. Think heists, shakedowns, and cousins in peril. Local fans can hear Whitehead in person at the 92nd Street Y, discussing the book and his writing process with The New Yorker’s Vinson Cunningham. Readers around the world can live-stream the talk online. —J.D.
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