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Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage will be joined in conversation with Adelphi University’s own Renaire Frierson, Title IX coordinator, director of equity and compliance. Together they will explore the journey Jones takes us on with her novel An American Marriage.
Dubbed by The Los Angeles Times “a bard of the modern South”, Tayari Jones confronts issues of race, family, and criminal justice reform in her novels. Her latest, the instant New York Times bestseller An American Marriage, is an Oprah’s Book Club Selection and also appeared on Barack Obama’s summer reading list as well as in his year-end 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, a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, 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. Jones is at work on her newest novel, Old Fourth Ward, which follows a woman returning to her hometown following a tragedy and will explore themes of family, change, and identity. She is a Professor of Creative Writing at Emory University.
This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $5 – students, faculty, staff and alumni are free but tickets are required.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is on a first-come. First-served basis.
For tickets and additional information, visit adelphi.edu/TayariJones
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