Festival Program

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Tayari Jones: An American Marriage

Sat 31 Aug, 4pm
The Capitol

Winner of the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction and a 2018 Oprah Book Club pick, An American Marriage has been widely lauded for its moving portrayal of love interrupted. Author Tayari Jones discusses her compelling work, musing on how chance and injustice can break us apart, and the emotional determination it takes to move forward. With Eve L Ewing.

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Eve L. Ewing is a writer and sociologist from Chicago. She is the author of three books: 1919, Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side, and Electric Arches, as well as the Ironheart series for Marvel Comics. Dr Ewing is a professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.

Tayari Jones is the author of four novels, including Silver Sparrow, The Untelling, Leaving Atlanta, and, most recently, An American Marriage, which won the 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction. Jones holds degrees from Spelman College, Arizona State University, and the University of Iowa. She serves on the MFA faculty at Rutgers, and lives in lives in Brooklyn.

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