Gaines Center for the Humanities 2019 Bale Boone Symposium: Tayari Jones
The Gaines Center for the Humanities is proud to welcome New York Times best-selling author Tayari Jones as the 2019 Bale Boone Symposium Keynote speaker. Professor Jones is the author four novels, most recently An American Marriage, an Oprah’s Book Club Selection that appeared on Barack Obama’s summer reading list and end of the year roundup. The novel was awarded the Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly known as the Orange Prize), the Aspen Words Prize, and an NAACP Image Award. With over 500,000 copies in print domestically, it has been published in fifteen countries. Jones, a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, is a recipient of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, a United States Artist Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship, and a Radcliffe Institute Bunting Fellowship. Her third novel, Silver Sparrow was added to the NEA Big Read Library of Classics in 2016. She is a Professor of Creative Writing at Emory University.
(Book signing to follow the event)
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