Other literary forms

(Survey of Novels and Novellas)

Although Colson Whitehead is primarily a novelist, he has also published the collection of essays The Colossus of New York: A City in Thirteen Parts (2003), a work that makes clear the importance of place and surroundings for him. Working as a journalist and as a critic of books, music, and television has enabled Whitehead to develop the keen sense of language and its nuances that plays a significant role in his fiction. He has published articles in a wide variety of publications, including The New York Times, Salon, Spin, New York Magazine, Harper’s, and Granta.