Thursday, 13 April 2017

Colson Whitehead Awarded 2017 Pulitzer Prize


Colson Whitehead’s celebrated novel Underground Railroad has won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. The novel is about an escaped slave that combined liberating imagination and brutal reality. Earlier in November 2016, the novel had received the National Book Award of US. This makes Colson Whitehead first person to win Pulitzer and National Book Award for fiction in last 20 years.