Colson Whitehead

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The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead wins 2020 Pulitzer Prize
Colson Whitehead holding a trophy
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Colson Whitehead's novel The Nickel Boys has won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for "distinguished fiction published in book form during the year by an American author, preferably dealing with American life". Whitehead, who also won the prize for his 2016 novel The Underground Railroad Whitehead, is now the fourth writer to have won the Pulitzer for fiction twice.