2021: An American Marriage
2021: An American Marriage: A Story of Love and Injustice
People and their problems, not problems and their people—this is the challenge at the core of TAYARI JONES’s moving novel, An American Marriage. What happens when a social justice issue collides with the lives of a newlywed couple? And how does a writer balance the urgency of the issue with the urgency of a love story? The book has received much attention, including winning the prestigious Women’s Prize for Fiction, but Tayari Jones has not been an overnight success. An American Marriage is the result of a two-decades-long career. The author of three previous novels, she will share her journey—the uphill struggles and the surprising interventions. This is a story about finding your voice and staying true to it. After her remarks, Jones will be in conversation with interviewer and WYNC radio host ALISON STEWART.
Read more about Tayari Jones here.