Denison University’s Beck Series welcomes author Tayari Jones. Jones is the author of “An American Marriage.” Jones will present a reading followed by a reception at the Columbus Museum of Art.
Jones is the author of four novels, “An American Marriage,” an Oprah Book Club pick, the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction in Great Britain, the 2019 Aspen Words Literary Prize, and the 2019 NAAP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work—Fiction; “Silver Sparrow,” chosen for the NEA’s Big Read Library; “The Untelling,” and “Leaving Atlanta.” Jones holds degrees from Spelman College, Arizona State University, and the University of Iowa. She has received fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute For Advanced Studies, United States Artist Foundation, and Black Mountain Institute. She lives in Atlanta, where she is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University.
The reception is open only to Denisonians at a cost of $15, which includes the later reading. Tickets available for Denisonians at Denison.edu/series/beck. General audiences may register at a cost of $26.25 for the reading only at the Thurber House.
Reading at 7 p.m. followed by a signing