Today we are happy to share the news of past contributor Tayari Jones. Tayari’s latest novel, “An American Marriage,” published January of last year, is continuing to gather awards and nominations. Already a 2018 Oprah Book Club Selection and a notable book from both The New York Times and The Washington Post, the novel most recently won The Lost Angeles Times and Festival of Books’ Fiction Prize. “An American Marriage” follows a young African-American woman as her husband is wrongly accused of a crime and sentenced to twelve years in prison.
More information about the LA Times’ award can be found here and Tayari’s novels here. S[r]’s interview from Issue 2 can be found here.
We are pleased to announce that Tayari Jones’ An American Marriage, a New York Times Best Seller, has been selected for Oprah’s Book Club.
Tayari was interviewed via phone by Oprah. The interview can be read at “Oprah’s New Book Club: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones” and is a wonderful exchange between the two women and offers insight into the writing of An American Marriage. There is a reading guide available though Oprah also.
Tayari was featured in Superstition Review Issue 2. The 2008 interview discusses The Untelling and writing and is well worth the read.