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. 

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.


Speaking Engagements:

Publicity: Michael Goldsmith

Photo: Madeline Whitehead

Coming up: 


January 23-27: Jaipur Book Festival. Jaipur, India

February 12: Aspen Institute. Aspen. Colorado

February 24: Poughkeepsie Public Library. Poughkeepsie, NY

March 4: TIFF. Toronto, Canada

March 5: Museum of the City of New York. Manhattan, NY

March 28. AWP. Portland, OR

April 1: Oregon State University. Corvalis, OR

April 9: Texas A & M University. College Station, TX

April 11: Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN

April 18: : Lackawanna County Library. Scranton, PA

May 29-June 1: Book Expo America. Manhattan, NY

July 16: Barnes & Noble. Manhattan. NY

July 17: Toronto, CA

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 25-29: United Kingdom

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 18-26: Germany

October 27-28: Norway

October 29: Sweden