Tayari Jones: An American Marriage

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Author, Tayari Jones Photo credit: Nina Subin

Her fourth book, which took her six years to write, An American Marriage brought Tayari Jones to the attention of Oprah’s Book Club. As a result, her novels have become best sellers and reach a wider audience. Jones discusses having both the sensibilities of an urban person and a southern person. Guest Michael McKenzie, Executive PR Director of Algonquin Books, joins the discussion of regional and expansive literature. Judy Bloom makes a surprise appearance, rescuing Tayari Jones at a crucial moment in her career.

Credits

Host:
Michael Silverblatt

Producers:
Shawn Sullivan, Alan Howard