45th Annual Langston Hughes Festival: 2024 Medal Winner Colson Whitehead, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author
Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead will receive CCNY’s 2024 Langston Hughes Medal at the 45th annual Langston Hughes Festival on February 1st. The medal recognizes distinguished writers of the African American diaspora whose work has helped celebrate the memory and tradition of Langston Hughes. Past award winners include James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, August Wilson, and Maya Angelou.
Whitehead won his first Pulitzer Prize in 2017 for his novel “The Underground Railroad.” A #1 New York Times bestseller, it also earned him the National Book Award and the Carnegie Medal for Fiction. His second Pulitzer came two years later for “The Nickel Boys,” a novel inspired by the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Florida.
Learn more about Whitehead’s accolades and RSVP to this year’s Langston Hughes festival: https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/…/pulitzer-winning-author…