Author Colson Whitehead Wins Pulitzer Prize For “The Underground Railroad”

When a book is good, it’s just that good.  The Underground Railroad written by author Colson Whitehead is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for the year 2017.

According to a report from where Whitehead spoke at the Tucson Festival of Books 2017, he thought up the idea of The Underground Railroad while in grade school, but the book was never written until 2016.  He also describes being a quiet child who found those whom he looked up to in books, other authors, whom he thought were amazing.

Currently, Colson Whitehead’s book The Underground Railroad is number one bestseller on

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