Oct. 2, 2017
Matt Desmond has received the 2017 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award for Evicted. The book also received the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal, the Order of the Coif Biennial Book Award, and the Silver Gavel Award of the American Bar Association. Evicted was also named one of the top ten books of 2016 by the New York Times Book Review.
Desmond is only the second sociologist to win a Pulitzer Prize, the first being Princeton’s Paul Starr who received the award in 1984.