Colson Whitehead

Wednesday, October 19, 7:30 PM
Book Launch: Colson Whitehead reads from Zone One

Award-winning novelist, journalist, Twitter superstar, MacArthur Fellow, and Fort Greene neighbor Colson Whitehead launches his long-awaited new novel! Zone One follows a cleanup crew in lower Manhattan as the city tries to come back from a nationwide plague of the undead. With his characteristic wit and gallows humor, Whitehead delivers the pleasures of the post-apocalypse genre along with a bleakly literary vision of loss and survival. Greenlight is proud to host the launch of Whitehead’s novel with a reading, discussion and signing event.


Colson Whitehead on Greenlight Bookstore:

“Greenlight Books is a few blocks from my house, so I never miss an opportunity to just pop in and say “Hi!” to the whole gang there. Say hi, maybe sign some of my books and watch them put that “Signed Copy” sticker on them. Make myself comfortable, wash up in the rest room -- it says Employees Only, but they’re just funnin’. Take a nap. Cook a little dinner on a hot plate. Curl up in a fetal position in the Kids Section and weep over the huge botch I’ve made of my life. It’s good to have a neighborhood bookstore!”

Event date: 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

686 Fulton Street
11217 Brooklyn
Sag Harbor By Colson Whitehead Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307455161
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Anchor - June 15th, 2010