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Colson Whitehead to discuss new novel ‘Crook Manifesto’

September 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Succeed2gether’s Montclair Literary Festival and Montclair Public Library’s Open Book / Open Mind series are delighted to welcome two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead to discuss the latest installment of his Harlem saga, Crook Manifesto, a hugely entertaining novel that summons 1970s New York in all its seedy glory. Colson will be live and in person on Saturday, September 23, at 4 p.m, in conversation with books editor of People magazine, Kate Tuttle.
Crook Manifesto is a darkly funny tale of a city under siege, but also a sneakily searching portrait of the meaning of family. Colson’s kaleidoscopic portrait of Harlem is sure to stand as one of the all-time great evocations of a place and a time.

Tickets to hear Colson Whitehead in person cost $35 and include one copy of the book Crook Manifesto (value $29). Books will be available to be picked up from Library and Festival partner watchung booksellers after the book’s publication on Tuesday, July 18, 2023. Colson will NOT be signing books after the event. Buy tickets here.

This event will be held in The Sanctuary of the First Congregational Church, 40 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair, 07042.

Colson Whitehead is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of eleven works of fiction and nonfiction, and is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, for The Nickel Boys and The Underground Railroad, which also won the National Book Award. A recipient of MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships, he lives in New York City. Photo credit © Chris Close.

Kate Tuttle is an executive editor at People magazine, covering books. A past president of the National Book Critics Circle, she formerly edited the books pages at the Boston Globe. Her reviews and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and elsewhere.


September 23
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm