Franzen, Jonathan. “Freeloading Man.” The New York Times Book Review, May 13, 2001, 8. Novelist Franzen reviews John Henry Days, focusing on Whitehead’s theme of men’s problems in contemporary society.
Hill, Logan. “Whitehead Revisited.” New York Magazine 34 (May 7, 2001): 38. Provides updates on Whitehead’s career weeks prior to the release of John Henry Days.
Krist, Gary. “The Ascent of Man.” The New York Times Book Review, February 7, 1999, 9. Review of The Intuitionist that predicts a successful career as a novelist for Whitehead.
Mari, Christopher. “Colson Whitehead.” In Current Biography Yearbook 2001, edited by Clifford Thompson. New York: H. W. Wilson, 2001. Emphasis on Whitehead’s two novels; few details about his personal life.
Porter, Evette. “Writing Home.” Black Issues in Higher Education 4 (May/June, 2002): 36. Contains concise biographical information.
Reed, Ishmael. “Rage Against the Machine.” The Washington Post Book World, May 20, 1991, 5. Review of John Henry Days which commends Whitehead for daring to go beyond literary conventions.
Updike, John. “Tote That Ephemera.” The New Yorker 77 (May 7, 2001): 87-89. A review of John Henry Days that acknowledges Whitehead’s talents as a gifted writer.
Whitehead, Colson. “Tunnel Vision.” Interview by Daniel Zalewski. The New York Times Book Review, May 13, 2001, 8. An interview with Whitehead, who discusses his inspiration for The Intuitionist and John Henry Days as well as how he constructed his second novel.