Colson Whitehead Wins National Book Award for “The Underground Railroad”

HeadlineNov 18, 2016
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Writer Colson Whitehead has won the National Book Award for “The Underground Railroad,” a novel about a young enslaved girl who escapes from a Georgia plantation. At the New York City award ceremony, Whitehead said, “We’re happy in here; outside is the blasted hellhole wasteland of Trumpland. Be kind to everybody, make art and fight the power.”

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