Virtual Author Event with Pulitzer Prize Winner,
and Bestselling Author, Colson Whitehead
WEDNESDAY, JULY 1 | 7PM
An online chat with the Pulitzer Prize winning author Colson Whitehead includes a copy of new paperback of The Nickel Boys. Presented with Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café.
About this Event
Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café, in partnership with The Garde Arts Center, present a virtual author talk and Q&A with Pulizter Prize winner and bestselling author Colson Whitehead for the paperback release of his New York Times bestselling book, The Nickel Boys. Colson Whitehead’s talk will begin at 7pm on Crowdcast.
Your event ticket includes a new paperback copy of The Nickel Boys and access to the virtual event on Crowdcast. Your book will be mailed via USPS media mail after the event or made available to be picked up curbside at Bank Square Books; should you wish to add additional books to your order you will be able to do so in the add-on field during the checkout process. You will receive a reminder email with a link and password to access the Crowdcast the day of the event. A portion of the ticket proceeds will be donated to The Garde Arts Center, a non-profit arts center.
About The Nickel Boys
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.
When Elwood Curtis, a black boy growing up in 1960s Tallahassee, is unfairly sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called the Nickel Academy, he finds himself trapped in a grotesque chamber of horrors. Elwood’s only salvation is his friendship with fellow “delinquent” Turner, which deepens despite Turner’s conviction that Elwood is hopelessly naive, that the world is crooked, and that the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble. As life at the Academy becomes ever more perilous, the tension between Elwood’s ideals and Turner’s skepticism leads to a decision whose repercussions will echo down the decades.
Based on the real story of a reform school that operated for 111 years and warped the lives of thousands of children, The Nickel Boys is a devastating, driven narrative that showcases a great American novelist writing at the height of his powers.
About Colson Whitehead
Colson Whitehead is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad, which in 2016 won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction and the National Book Award and was named one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review, as well as The Noble Hustle, Zone One, Sag Harbor, The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt, and The Colossus of New York. He is also a Pulitzer Prize finalist and a recipient of the MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships. He lives in New York City.
About Virtual Events
To attend this virtual event, you will need access to the internet and a computer or other “smart” device to stream the content. If you are unfamiliar with the Crowdcast platform, consider reviewing their introductory materials here: Crowdcast for Attendees Guide