In this video, Oprah announces Nightcrawling
by Leila Mottley, as her latest Oprah's Book Club selection.
When she first encountered Nightcrawling
—Mottley's debut novel—Oprah was struck by the author's power to convey, in vivid and precise language, trauma, love and everything in between: "It always brings me joy to help introduce new writers to the reading community, and this young poet wowed me with her ode and elegy to Oakland, and her acute and insightful depictions of youth, injustice, the legacy of incarceration, and the resilience of community and chosen family."
On June 30, a livestream conversation between Oprah and the author, along with four followers of Oprah's Book Club, will air on Oprah Daily
beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern. In the meantime, for three Mondays beginning June 13, Oprah will guide readers through the book, teasing out her favorite themes and passages.
Get the book now in the Apple Books app
on your iPhone or iPad.