Ta-Nehisi Coates is the author of The Beautiful Struggle and Between the World and Me, which won the 2015 National Book Award, the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. A former writer for the Village Voice and a national correspondent for The Atlantic, Coates has been awarded the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism and the George Polk Award for his 2012 article "The Case for Reparations." He is the recipient of a 2015 MacArthur Fellowship, and was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2016. He recently wrote eleven issues of Marvel Comics's Black Panther series, which when it first appeared in the 1960's was the first comic book to feature a black superhero.
6:30 at the William Pitt Assembly Room (3959 Fifth Ave., 15213). Free and open to the public; sponsored by the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series.