Life is made up of surprising coincidences. Examples: Colson Whitehead was awarded the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for fiction on April 11 for his book Underground Railroad, and he’s in Columbus on April 28 with the Bexley Library.
AND he’s this week’s guest on Craft. Wild, huh?
When I spoke with him, Colson had not yet been awarded the prize but he had already garnered plenty of awards and impressive sales. Listen in to hear what it’s like to carry a big book secret (“Psst, Colson: Oprah picked your book for her book club but don’t tell anyone for a few months”) and why he waited for years before beginning to write this book.