Tayari Jones is the author of four novels, including An American Marriage. The novel is an Oprah’s Book Club Selection, appeared on Barack Obama’s reading list, and was awarded the Women’s Prize for Fiction.
Jones has received the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and fellowships from United States Artists and NEA. Her third novel, Silver Sparrow, was added to the NEA Big Read Library of classics in 2016.
Jones is a graduate of Spelman College, University of Iowa, and Arizona State University. She is an Andrew D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University and the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Creative Writing at Emory University.