Colson Whitehead is a New York-based novelist.
A novelist is an author or writer of novels, though often novelists also write in other genres of both fiction and non-fiction.
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He is the author of the 1999 novel The Intuitionist, as well as four other novels and two books of non-fiction.
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In 2002, he received a MacArthur Fellowship.
The MacArthur Fellows Program, MacArthur Fellowship, or "Genius Grant" is a prize awarded annually by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation typically to between 20 and 30 individuals, working in any field, who have shown "extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction" and are citizens or residents of the United States.