It won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Carnegie Medal for Fiction, the Heartland Prize, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Hurston/Wright Fiction 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. 

I just handed in my next book. It's coming out July 2019. 


Speaking Engagements:

Publicity: Kate Runde krunde@penguinrandomhouse

Photo: Madeline Whitehead

Coming up: 

September 5: Christian Brothers University. Memphis, TN

September 6: Memphis Reads. Memphis, TN

September 12: Illinois College. Jacksonville, IL

September 13: Champaign Public Library. Champaign, IL

September 19: Festival America. Brussels, Belgium.

September 20-23: Festival America. Vincennes, France

September 25: Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore, MD

September 26: Rutgers University - Camden. Camden, NJ

September 28-29: Albany Book Festival. Albany, NY

October 6-7: Prague Writers Festival. Prague, Czech Republic

October 10: Drew University. Madison, NJ

October 11: Collegiate School. New York City, NY

October 16: Shasta College. Redding, CA

October 18: Tucson Humanities Festival. Tucson, AZ

October 20: Las Vegas Book Festival. Las Vegas, NV

October 23: Otterbein University. Westerville, OH

October 25: Middle Tennessee State University. Murfreesboro, TN

October 30: Lesley University. Cambridge, MA

November 1: NYU. New York City, NY

November 15: Scranton Cultural Center. Scranton, PA

December 7: Kingswood Oxford School. West Hartford, CT