How Monticello inspired Ta-Nehisi Coates’ debut novel “The Water Dancer”

This week, Oprah revealed on “CBS This Morning” her book club’s latest pick as “The Water Dancer,” the highly anticipated fiction debut from critically acclaimed author Ta-Nehisi Coates. Coates has already won a National Book Award and a Macarthur Genius grant for his nonfiction work. Gayle King sits down with Coates at Thomas Jefferson’s estate, Monticello, where he found inspiration for his first novel.

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