THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD had quite a year.

It won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Carnegie Medal for Fiction, the Heartland Prize, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, was longlisted for the Booker Prize, and was a finalist for the Kirkus Prize. It became a #1 New York Times Bestseller, got picked by Oprah for her book club, President Obama chose it for his summer reading list, and it was a Best Book of the Year for the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Newsday, GQ, Publishers Weekly, Esquire, and Buzzfeed. It's being translated into 40 languages. 

Now I'm back to work, I think.


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Publicity: Michael Goldsmith mgoldsmith@penguinrandomhouse

Photo: Madeline Whitehead

Coming up: 

April 28: Bexley Author Series. Columbus, OH

May 17: Manhattan JCC. New York City, NY

May 19: Arts Sanctuary Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA

May 24: Wheeler Centre. Melbourne, Australia

May 25-27: Sydney Writers Festival. Sydney, Australia

May 28: Adelaide Writers Festival. Adelaide, Australia

June 20: Shakespeare & Company. Paris, France

June 22: American Library. Paris, France

June 24: ALA Awards Ceremony. Chicago, IL

June 30-July 3: Sun Valley Writers Conference. Sun Valley, ID

July 21: Shangahi, China

July 23: Beijing, China

July 28: Fridays at Five. Bridgehampton, NY

August 12: Canio's. Sag Harbor, NY

August 21: Edinburgh Book Festival. Edinburgh, Scotland

August 24: House of Lit. Oslo, Norway

August 25-27: Louisiana Festival, Denmark

August 29: Kulturhuset Stadsteatern. Stockholm, Sweden

September 2. Book Hampton. East Hampton, NY

September 6. Maltz Performing Arts Center. Cleveland, OH

September 12. Onandaga Public Library. Syracuse, NY

September 14. Lenoir-Rhyme University. Hickory, NC

September 17. Brooklyn Book Fest. Brooklyn, NY

September 18. Brunswick School. Greenwich, CT

September 21. Butler University. Indianapolis, IN

September 23. George F. Baker High School. Tuxedo, NY

September 25: Newman Center. Denver, CO

September 27: Penn Humanities Forum. Philadelphia, PA