Date: Wed. July 18, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm
Harold Washington Library Center
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
400 S. State Street
About this event:
Colson Whitehead discusses his recent book Zone One.
Zone One is Whitehead's wry take on the post-apocalyptic horror novel. A pandemic has devastated the planet and the plague has sorted humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. Both spine chilling and playfully cerebral, Zone One brilliantly subverts the genre’s conventions and deconstructs the zombie myth for the twenty-first century.
Colson Whitehead is the author of the national best seller Sag Harbor and the novels The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, and Apex Hides the Hurt, as well as The Colossus of New York, a collection of essays. He is a recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and a MacArthur Fellowship.
Books by Colson Whitehead are available for purchase at this event and he will sign books immediately following his presentation. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Registration is not required.