Prize Winning Author and Novelist
Monday, June 7, 2021
New York Times bestselling author, 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 Barack Obama’s summer reading list as well as his end of the year roundup. The novel was awarded the Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly known as the Orange Prize), Aspen Words Prize and an NAACP Image Award. Jones is a graduate of Spelman College, the University of Iowa, and Arizona State University. She is an A.D. White Professor at Large at Cornell University and the Charles Howard
Candler Professor of Creative Writing at Emory University in Atlanta, where she currently lives.
“It’s among Tayari’s many gifts that she can touch us soul to soul with her words.” — Oprah Winfrey