UNT presents Paul Beatty
Paul Beatty won two of literature’s most prestigious awards, the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, for his 2015 novel, The Sellout. The New York City-based writer also wrote the novels Tuff, Slumberland and The White Boy Shuffle and edited Hokum: An Anthology of African American Humor. He is also a poet who won the first Grand Poetry Slam Champion of the Nuyorican Poets Café in 1990, leading to his first book deal and appearances on MTV and PBS. He has also written two books of poetry, Big Bank Take Little Bank and Joker, Joker, Deuce.