KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM
Producer and host: Abigail Adler
Guest: Tayari Jones
Tayari Jones' latest best-selling novel, AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE is now out in paperback.This is her 4th book and critics agree that it's stunning. Jones has deep roots in Atlanta, Georgia -where she comes from a family of intellectuals and activists. Her essays and columns have appeared in TIME, The NYTimes, Tin House, Callaloo, and many others. Jones is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. She is the recipient of many awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award in Fine Arts from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and an NEA Fellowship. AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE is an Oprah Book Club selection. Jones is a graduate of Spelman Collage, University of Iowa and Arizona State University. She is currently a professor of creative writing at Emory University.
Tayari Jones joins us by phone from Atlanta Georgia
"TAYARI JONES IS FAST DEFINING MIDDLE-CLASS BLACK ATLANTA THE WAY CHEEVER DID WESTCHESTER" - THE VILLAGE VOICE