Tayari Jones

FULL PRICE TICKETS:  $70 (Includes dinner, dessert, wine, and tax)

Presented in partnership with the National Book Foundation

Moderated by Deborah Treisman
“one of the most important voices of her generation”

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Tayari Jones is the author of An American Marriage, which was a New York Times bestseller, an Oprah’s Book Club pick, and selected by Barack Obama for his summer reading list. She is a native of Atlanta, which serves as the setting for An American Marriage as well as her other novels Leaving AtlantaThe UntellingSilver Sparrow, and the forthcoming Old Fourth Ward. Her writing has appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington PostO, The Oprah MagazineTimeTin House, and The Believer, among other publications. Jones is currently a Charles Howard Candler Professor at Emory University and an A.D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University.

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Deborah Treisman is the fiction editor at The New Yorker. She is the host of that publication’s award-winning fiction podcast, the editor of the anthology 20 Under 40: Stories from The New Yorker, and the recipient of the 2012 Maxwell Perkins Award for Distinguished Contribution to Fiction.

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