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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: 


October 19: Frankfurt Book Fair. Frankfurt, Germany

October 20: Lit.Cologne. Cologne, Germany

October 21: Literaturhaus Hamburg. Hamburg, Germany

October 22: Volksbuhn. Berlin, Germany

October 24: Kaufleuten Kultur. Zurich, Switzerland

October 25: Literaturhaus Munich. Munich, Germany

October 28: House of Literature. Oslo, Norway

October 29: House of Literature. Bergen, Norway

October 30: Kulturhuset. Stockholm, Sweden

October 31: Malmo City Library. Malmo, Sweden

November 13: Hofstra University. Hempstead, NY

November 14: Pratt Free Library. Baltimore, MD

December 3: Symphony Space. Manhattan, NY