Tayari Jones: New York Times Best-selling Author and Novelist
Ted Constant Convocation Center
President's Lecture Series; Annual Literary Festival
Video of Tayari Jones, President's Lecture Speaker, at the 42nd Annual Literary Festival at Old Dominion University.
Tayari Jones is the author of four novels, most recently "An American Marriage." Published in 2018, "An American Marriage" is an Oprah's Book Club selection and also appeared on former President Barack Obama's summer reading list as well as his end-of-the-year roundup. The novel won the Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly known as the Orange Prize), Aspen Words Prize and an NAACP Image Award. With over 500,000 copies in print domestically, it also has been published in 15 countries.
Jones has also been a recipient of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, United States Artist Fellowship, NEA Fellowship and Radcliffe Institute Bunting Fellowship. Her third novel, "Silver Sparrow," was added to the NEA Big Read Library of classics in 2016.
She is a creative writing professor at Emory University.
Jones, Tayari, "Tayari Jones: New York Times Best-selling Author and Novelist" (2019). President's Lecture Series. 24.