Colson Whitehead talks to Kirsty Wark at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Following the success of his book The Underground Railroad – named by Barack Obama as one of the most important books of his presidency – Colson Whitehead's new novel The Nickel Boys sees the Pulitzer Prize winning author visit 1960s Florida, a period of American history fraught with racial tension. A giant of contemporary fiction, Colson Whitehead took to the stage at the 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival to launch one of the outstanding books of 2019. In this event, filmed live, he talks to broadcaster Kirsty Wark.

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