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Colson Whitehead discusses historical novel 'The Underground Railroad'

Sep 15, 2016

Bill Radke sits down with author Colson Whitehead to talk about his new novel, "The Underground Railroad."

His book explores slavery in the American South and the role of the Underground Railroad in that story. But in a departure from the history we know about the Underground Railroad, in his book the railroad is an actual railroad. 

"The Underground Railroad" was nominated for a National Book Award in Fiction. Whitehead will be in Seattle to discuss his book this Saturday at the downtown branch of Seattle Public Library.