University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Tayari Jones

Roberta & Dennis Hill

Tayari Jones a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, she has also been a recipient of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, Lifetime Achievement Award in Fine Arts from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, United States Artist Fellowship, NEA Fellowship and Radcliffe Institute Bunting Fellowship. "Silver Sparrow" was named a number one Indie Next Pick by booksellers in 2011, and the NEA added it to its Big Read Library of classics in 2016.

Jones is a graduate of Spelman College, University of Iowa and Arizona State University. An Associate Professor in the MFA program at Rutgers-Newark University, she is spending the 2017-18 academic year as the Shearing Fellow for Distinguished Writers at the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Her most recent novel is "An American Marriage," named in February as an Oprah Winfrey book club selection.

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Scheduled events:
An American Dream
What would you sacrifice to achieve the American Dream? Explore the love, loss and inner strength that people undergo to find their happiness. Assistive listening devices available.

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 304, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Tayari Jones, Stephanie Powell Watts, Jacqueline Woodson
Moderator: Laura Penny

An American Marriage
Fiction / Literature
February 2018
ISBN 1616201347
Hardcover, 336 pages
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