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country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Harvard University, Trinity School
occupation: writer, novelist
award received: MacArthur Fellows Program, PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award, Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, Heartland Prize, Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Arch Colson Chipp Whitehead (born November 6, 1969) is an American novelist. He is the author of seven novels, including his 1999 debut work, The Intuitionist, and The Underground Railroad (2016), for which he won the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction and the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction; he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction again in 2020 for The Nickel Boys. He has also published two books of non-fiction. In 2002, he received a MacArthur Genius Grant.
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