Tickets to hear Ta-Nehisi Coates speak at Davidson College on Nov. 16 will be available to the public on Thursday, Oct. 1.

Coates, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, has become one of America’s leading voices writing about race. This week, he was named a recipient of a 2015 MacArthur ‘Genius’ grant.

He’ll deliver the college’s Reynolds Lecture the Belk Arena at the Davidson’s Baker Sports Complex at 7 p.m. Nov. 16. The event is free, but tickets are required. They can be ordered from the college’s box office at 704-894-2135 or at Online orders will be charged a $3 per ticket service fee.

Coates’ new bestseller, “Between the World and Me,” written in the form of a letter to his 14-year-old son, is a personal literary exploration of America’s racial history.

In 2014, Coates won a George Polk Award for his Atlantic cover story, “The Case for Reparations,” in which he describes the obstacles, such as racist housing policies, that have hampered African-Americans’ ability to accumulate wealth across generations.