Talk of the Stacks

Matthew Desmond

Jan. 29, 2019 AT 7:00 PM


Join us for an evening with Matthew Desmond, New York Times bestselling author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Desmond's acclaimed book draws on years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly gathered data. Evicted won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Books Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, among numerous others. It was named one of the Best Books of 2016 by nearly three dozen outlets, including The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. In 2017, Desmond launched the Eviction Lab at Princeton University after conversations with renters and policymakers convinced him that collecting national data on eviction would help answer fundamental questions about residential instability, forced moves, and poverty in America. They hope their findings will inform programs to prevent family homelessness and raise awareness of the centrality of housing insecurity in the lives of low-income families.

This program is FREE and open to the public, but seating is limited. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. for general admission seating. The program begins at 7 p.m.  Overflow seating with live stream will be available.

Accessibility: This event will be ASL interpreted. Wheelchair accessible and companion seating is available at all Talk of the Stacks events. To learn more about these services or request special accommodations, please contact Rob Goudy at or call 612-543-8107.

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The 2019 Talk of the Stacks series is presented by U.S. Bank with additional support from the Star Tribune.  Talk of the Stacks with Matthew Desmond is presented in partnership with the Pohlad Family Foundation.

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