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From Poker Amateur To World Series Competitor In 'The Noble Hustle'

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When Colson Whitehead first visited Las Vegas he thought it was kitschy and campy. Now he says he admires "this sort of great kingdom in the desert." Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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'The Noble Hustle': In Vegas And In Life, We Play The Cards We're Dealt

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Colson Whitehead is a 2002 recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship. His writing has also appeared in Salon, The Village Voice, and The New York Times.

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When Zombies Attack Lower Manhattan

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Colson Whitehead is a 2002 recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship. His writing has also appeared in Salon, The Village Voice, and The New York Times.

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A 'Zone' Full Of Zombies In Lower Manhattan

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Colson Whitehead is also the author of The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt and Sag Harbor.

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Whitehead's 'Zone' Is No Average Zombie Apocalypse

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Literary Destinations: Five Books To Help You Escape

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Young, Black and Living In The Hamptons

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Librarian's Picks: Saving the Best for First

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