Cool Dad Job: Writer.
Latest Cool Dad Accomplishment: Winning the 2020 Pulitzer Prize
The day it was announced that he’d won his second Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Nickel Boys Colson Whitehead offered his reaction on Twitter: “Thanks to everyone for their kind words. It was a very special Monday for obvious reasons, but also because I scored scotch bonnet peppers for the JERK CHICKEN & also found a good kart combo for MARIO KART so the kids are winning less often. Stay safe!” One of the great writers of the century, Whitehead is a daring stylist and confrontational culture warrior — a man who wants America to confront its past — and the kind of guy you’d want to have a beer with. It’s an unusual and perhaps unprecedented combination. Does the man deserve awards? Yes. And he earns them. Also, Colson, consider Waluigi. He’s a serious contender.