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. 

Now I'm back to work, I think.


Speaking Engagements:

Publicity: Kate Runde krunde@penguinrandomhouse

Photo: Madeline Whitehead

Coming up: 

January 24-25: Rancho Mirage Book Festival. Palm Springs, CA

January 31: Boswell Books. Milwaukee, WI

February 1-2: Hopkins Center for the Arts. Minneapolis, MN

February 6: Rutgers University-Newark. Newark, NJ

February 7: Duke University. Durham, NC

February 8: University of North Carolina. Greensboro, NC

February 12: University of Idaho. Moscow, ID

February 13: Egyptian Theater. Boise, ID

February 15: Benaroya Hall. Seattle, WA

February 16: Deschutes Public Library. Bend, OR

February 27: Germantown Academy. Fort Washington, PA

March 1: Hamilton College. Clifton, NY

March 6: Lehigh University. Bethlehem, PA

March 15: Downtown Public Library. Salt Lake City, UT

March 19: Charleston Music Hall. Charleston, SC

March 20: Canisius College. Buffalo, NY

March 24: National Black Writers Conference. Brooklyn, NY

March 27: Davidson College. Davidson, NC

March 28: University of South Carolina. Columbia, SC

April 6: St. Andrews School. Middletown, DE

April 12: MorseLife Literary Society. Palm Beach, FL

April 13: Marygrove College. Detroit, MI

April 16: PEN World Voices. New York City, NY

April 17: UC Irvine. Irvine, CA

April 18: Newport Beach Public Library. Newport, CA

April 19: UCLA. Los Angeles, CA

April 20: University of Texas. Austin, CA

April 27: Fayetteville Public Library. Fayetteville, AR

May 8: Mt. San Antonio Community College. Walnut, CA

May 9: Lannan Foundation. Santa Fe, NM

June 13: Mercantile Library. Cincinnati, OH