Colson Whitehead

The Literary Pillar

Colson Whitehead

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Yes, Colson Whitehead lives and writes in Brooklyn, as he pointed out exasperatedly in an essay for the New York Times a few years back. “What’s it like to be a writer in Brooklyn?” he asked. “It’s hard. The way it is everywhere.” Still, aspiring writers keep coming, due in no small part, it seems safe to say, to Mr. Whitehead’s presence there.


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