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BABEL: Two-time Pulitzer-winning novelist Colson Whitehead on stage in Buffalo April 21


Tue, Apr 5th 2022 02:20 pm

Live event with author of ‘Harlem Shuffle’ and ‘The Underground Railroad’

Just Buffalo Literary Center welcomes two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Colson Whitehead to Buffalo for BABEL on Thursday, April 21, for a lively lecture and conversation at Kleinhans Music Hall. The event, which also features a musical performance by Buffalo-based artist Drea D’Nur, begins at 8 p.m., with doors at 7 p.m. Tickets, both in-person and virtual, are available for purchase at justbuffalo.org.

Whitehead is the author of eight novels, most recently the New York Times bestselling “Harlem Shuffle,” described by NPR as a “vividly cinematic heist novel.” He made history for winning the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for two consecutive novels, “The Underground Railroad” in 2017 and “The Nickel Boys” in 2020. “The Underground Railroad,” which also won the National Book Award for Fiction and the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, was adapted into an Amazon Prime Video miniseries written and directed by Barry Jenkins in 2021.

Tickets, which also include a link to watch virtually, are available to the general public for $40; $35 with library card; $10 with student ID. Patron VIP tickets, which include an author reception before the event, are $100. Proof of vaccination is required for entry to the event, and masks are strongly recommended indoors.

For tickets or more information, visit justbuffalo.org or call 716-832-5400.

Just Buffalo Literary Center’s mission is to create and strengthen communities through the literary arts. For over 45 years, the organization has brought the world’s greatest writers to Buffalo, hosted poetry events and readings, and supported the development of young writers. For more information, visit justbuffalo.org.

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