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Matthew Desmond
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Matthew Desmond is the Maurice P. During professor of sociology at Princeton University and the founding director of the Eviction Lab, a lab that studies housing insecurity and evictions in the United States. His previous book, “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” won a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Critics Circle Award and a PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award, among others. The recipient of a MacArthur fellowship, Desmond is also a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine. His latest release, “Poverty, by America,” will be featured at the 2023 National Book Festival.

Selected Works at the Library of Congress

Appearances at the 2023 National Book Festival

Videos from the 2023 National Book Festival