WHO: Paul Beatty
WHAT: Writer and winner of the Man Booker Prize for The Sellout, his satirical novel about race; teaches creative writing at Columbia University
WHEN: Born June 9, 1962
WHERE: Born in Los Angeles, California; currently resides in New York City
WORK WE HAVE HERE AT LC:
The Sellout: "A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court."
“Silence can be either protest or consent, but most times it’s fear.” (from The Sellout)
“...you have to ask yourself two questions: Who am I? And how may I become myself?” (The Sellout)