Video: Colson Whitehead on His Early Writing

In this video, Colson Whitehead talks about his first big writing assignment, auditioning for creative writing classes in college (and being turned down each time), and his big break writing for The Village Voice. He says, “The main thing to know about The Voice is that whenever you worked there, it was at its height. And when you left, it went downhill.”

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