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THE NICKEL BOYS is my next book. It comes out July 16, 2019, and there is information about it here.

It can be pre-ordered here. The New Yorker has a chapter here.

In other news, production for Barry Jenkins’s TV adaptation of THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD continues. Here is some casting news for Cora, Caesar, and Homer, and some for Ridgeway.


Speaking Engagements: Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau

Publicity: Michael Goldsmith

Photo: Chris Close

Coming up: 


May 29: Book Expo America. Manhattan, NY

June 22-23: ALA Annual Conference. Washington DC

July 16: Union Square Barnes & Noble. Manhattan. NY

July 17: Toronto, Canada

July 18: Newtonville Books. Boston, MA

July 19: RJ Julia. Madison, CT

July 20: Books Are Magic. Brooklyn, NY

July 22: Atlanta History Center. Atlanta, GA

July 23: BookPeople/Texas Book Festival. Austin, TX

July 24: Garden District. New Orleans, LA

July 25: Oxford Exchange. Tampa, FL

July 26: Book & Books. Miami, FL

August 1: Canio’s. Sag Harbor, NY

August 13: Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, Manhattan, NY

August 25: Edinburgh Book Festival. Edinburgh, Scotland

August 26: Guardian Live. London, England

August 27: BBC Radio 4 Book Club. London, England

August 28: Manchester Literature Festival. Manchester, England

September 4-8: Italy

September 9-12: Holland

September 16: Inprint. Houston, TX

September 17: Scripps College. Claremont, CA

September 18: Warwick’s. San Diego

September 19: Bookshop Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz, CA

September 20: Book Passage. San Francisco, CA

September 26: University of Connecticut. Mansfield, CT

September 27: Providence Athenaeum. Providence, RI

October 18-25: Germany

October 26-28: Norway

October 29: Sweden

November 13: Hofstra University. Hempstead, NY

November 14: Pratt Free Library. Baltimore, MA

December 3: Symphony Space. Manhattan, NY