Author Spotlight: Matthew Desmond

How housing is ignored in the poverty discussion | Author Matthew Desmond – Matthew Desmond (author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning EVICTED) looks at the troubling statistics around housing and evictions in America, and the demographics that are disproportionately impacted.

EVICTED by Matthew Desmond

WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NONFICTION

In Evicted, Harvard sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” (The Nation), “vivid and unsettling” (New York Review of Books), Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st-century America’s most devastating problems. It’s unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.

 

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