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The B&N Podcast


Jul 15, 2019

The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of The Underground Railroad returns to the B&N Podcast for a conversation about his brand new novel The Nickel Boys, a riveting story of injustice, friendship, resistance and survival that turns on the experience of two boys incarcerated in a Florida institution, and its reverberating effects on their lives. It's a story that has never been more timely, from a bestselling writer with a unique ability to bring hidden, painful aspects of America past and present into new focus. Colson Whitehead joins B&N's Miwa Messer to talk about the true story that was the inspiration for the novel, the battle between optimism and pessimism in his own worldview, and how he learns from the characters he brings to life.