USD’s College of Arts and Sciences and Warwick’s Present An Evening with Colson Whitehead

The University of San Diego's College of Arts and Sciences and Humanities Center, along with Warwick's bookstore, cordially invite you to spend an evening with New York Times bestselling author Colson Whitehead and his new book The Nickel Boys, his remarkable follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize-winning and No. 1 New York Times bestseller, The Underground Railroad

A perfect follow-up and companion to The Underground Railroad, in The Nickel Boys Whitehead recreates the horrors of segregation and struggles of the Civil Rights movement as the backdrop for an emotionally charged and compulsively readable novel populated with deeply empathetic characters.

Who:              USD's College of Arts and Sciences and Humanities Center; Warwick's bookstore

What:             An Evening with Colson Whitehead

When:            September 18, 2019    7 – 8:30 p.m.

Where:           Shiley TheatreUniversity of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110

Colson Whitehead is the author of nine books of fiction and non-fiction, including The Underground Railroad, which was a No. 1 New York Times bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. A recipient of MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships, he lives in New York City.

This is a ticketed event that includes a pre-signed copy of the book, The Nickle Boys.

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About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 9,000 students from 69 countries and 50 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. The university's eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD's Envisioning 2024 strategic plan capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.


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