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Colson Whitehead

The Nickel Boys

  • 28
  • Aug

2019

Wednesday

7.00pm

until 8.15pm

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  • Head and shoulders photo of US author Colson Whitehead

‘You can change the law but you can’t change people and how they treat each other.’ American author Colson Whitehead won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Underground Railroad. We’re thrilled to welcome him to MLF to discuss his stunning new novel The Nickel Boys. In Jim Crow era Florida, teenager Elwood Curtis is about to start taking advance classes at college when he’s prosecuted for a crime he didn’t commit. Sent to Nickel Academy reform school, Elwood tries to hold on to the words of Martin Luther King, but soon he has to learn how to survive in a school that’s trying to break him. Colson Whitehead will be in conversation with author Dave Haslam.

Doors open at 6.30pm, event starts at 7pm