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.
On Monday September 27th, author Craig Childs will be reading at Changing Hands Bookstore from his latest book, Finders Keepers: A Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession.
If you read and enjoyed Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer, Craig Childs’ nonfiction would fit well into your list of reading interests. Childs writes from his personal experiences in nature, and in Finders Keepers, he explores the clandestine side of archaeology. Of the nonfiction I have had the opportunity to read, Childs writing stands out as creative and bold.
Since the publication of his first book in 2000, Childs has published nonfiction including The Secret Knowledge of Water, House of Rain, and The Animal Dialogues. His writing has also been feature in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Men’s Journal. In addition, he frequently provides commentary for National Public Radio’s Morning Edition.
While reading his website (http://www.houseofrain.com/) I discovered that you can listen to some of Childs’ NPR broadcasts and audio clips from his travels using iTunes. His website also offers a complete list of his published works as well as an anecdotal “about the author” written by Childs.
For more information about the Craig Childs reading and other upcoming events at Changing Hands Bookstore go to http://changinghands.com/.