Whitehead’s next book, “The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death,” a nonfiction account of his experiences at the 2011 World Series of Poker will be released in a few weeks.

Best known as a novelist, Whitehead’s latest entry in that genre is the best-seller “Zone One” (2011), a tale of life in New York after a disease leaves much of humanity zombified.

Among Whitehead’s other novels (all on Doubleday) are “The Intuitionist” (1999), Esquire Magazine’s best first novel of the year; and “Apex Hides the Hurt” (2006), winner of the PEN Oakland Award. In addition to the Pulitzer consideration, “John Henry Days” won the Young Lions Fiction Award and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award.

Born in New York in 1969, Whitehead also wrote a collection of essays about his home town, 2003’s “The Colossus of New York.”

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