Zombie 101

Colson Whitehead's primer for the apocalypse

It's not hard for New Yorkers to picture zombies, says author Colson Whitehead. "You take the subway, you go to Whole Foods, and you've got a series of stock characters to draw from," he says. Whitehead's troupe of undead goes in for a bite of the Big Apple in his latest novel, Zone One, which follows a band of misfit monster exterminators after an epidemic ravages the city. Whitehead grew up in 1970s Manhattan feeding his appetite for horror with tales of lumbering ghouls. Here, he talks about the creature features, books and comics that inspired Zone One.

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