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Evicted author speaks March 16
Matthew Desmond

Matthew Desmond, MacArthur Genius and author of the New York Times bestselling book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, will speak 7–9 p.m. March 16 as the featured author of the 2018 Reading Together program sponsored by the Kalamazoo Public Library.

Evicted won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction and the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction.

Desmond’s presentation will be at Chenery Auditorium, 714 S. Westnedge Ave., and is a free event. A variety of other community discussions and events related to Evicted and KPL’s Reading Together program are also planned and can be found at