"I have a good poker face because I am half dead inside." So begins the hilarious and unexpectedly moving adventures of an amateur player who lucked into a seat at the biggest card game in town--the World Series of Poker. We're huge fans of Colson Whitehead's novels, (Zone One, Sag Harbor, The Intuitionist) and can't wait to hear him talk about his real life experience wheeling and dealing at the poker table in Las Vegas. The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for the signing and only available with the purchase of a copy of The Noble Hustle from BookPeople.
Colson Whitehead is the author of the novels Zone One, The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt, and Sag Harbor. He has also written a book of about his hometown, a collection of essays called The Colossus of New York. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Granta, Harper’s, and the New Yorker. A recipient of a Whiting Writers Award, a MacArthur grant, and a fellowship at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, he lives in New York City.