Adam talks with American writer Colson Whitehead, whose novels The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys made him only the fourth writer to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction twice, about writing routines, anxiety management and the challenges of trying to look on the positive side of life, literary influences, music, getting stoned and watching 'Platoon', his new heist novel Harlem Shuffle and one of the many memorable parts from The Underground Railroad.
This conversation was recorded remotely on 1st of July 2021
Thanks to Matt Lamont for conversation editing and Séamus Murphy-Mitchell and Becca Ptaszynski for production support.
Podcast artwork by Helen Green
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