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While Justice Sleeps, with Stacey Abrams and Tayari Jones

Intelligence Squared

Stacey Abrams is widely considered one of the most prominent political power broker in the United States. She was the first African-American woman to become the House Minority leader in her home state of Georgia and the first African-American woman to be nominated by a major party for State Governor. Her fight against voter suppression helped win Georgia for the Democrats and helped Joe Biden secure the presidency. As Biden himself has said, ‘Nobody, nobody in America has done more for the right to vote than Stacey’. And as if that weren’t enough for this remarkable 47-year-old woman, she has also written two political books and eight romantic novels.In June 2021 she came to Intelligence Squared to mark the publication of her new thriller 'While Justice Sleeps', a page-turner set in the corridors of political and judicial power, which has already been a No 1 New York Times bestseller. Abrams will be in conversation with the internationally bestselling novelist Tayari Jones, whose book, 'An American Marriage', about the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young African-American couple, won the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019, dominated the top ten fiction list on both sides of the Atlantic for many months and has been praised by Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey.To find out more and order the book click here: https://bit.ly/3qeNO03 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


18 Jun 2021

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Cover To Cover 129: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Cover to Cover with DGPL

Join Lauren, Cindy, and Ed as they review and discuss the book An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. Organization of the Month: Downers Legacy Seed Library.

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3 Jun 2021

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An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Book Lounge....... with Gloucester Book Club

In this episode we are talking about the themes contained in An American Marriage--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/christina-young31/message


11 May 2021

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Tayari Jones

How I Found My Voice

Samira Ahmed speaks to the novelist and author of An American Marriage, Tayari Jones. They speak about her life and career from growing up in Atlanta and taking a stand on ethical issues as a child to developing her voice as a writer, the role that children's author Judy Blume played in her life, and being selected for President Barack Obama's summer reading list and Oprah's Book Club.IF YOU ENJOY THIS PODCAST PLEASE RATE AND REVIEW US ON APPLE PODCASTS: https://podcasts.apple.com/za/podcast/how-i-found-my-voice/id1455089930How I Found My Voice is an Intelligence Squared podcast that explores how some of the world's greatest artists and thinkers became such compelling – and unique – communicators. The Executive Producer is Farah Jassat. Follow us on Twitter for updates of upcoming episodes @intelligence2 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/howifoundmyvoice.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


31 Mar 2021

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7 Questions with AViD Author Tayari Jones

DMPL Podcast

AViD author Tayari Jones takes part in the DMPL Podcast ahead of her virtual visit this coming Saturday. She talks about her favorite story growing up, the scene she considered toughest in her award-winning novel An American Marriage, and when she thinks she writes best.  Tayari Jones will be taking part in AViD on Saturday, March 27, at 3:00 PM as part of the DSM Book Festival. You can register for the event on our AViD page. Show Notes Tayari Jones' Books An American Marriage (2018) Silver Sparrow (2011) The Untelling (2005) Leaving Atlanta (2002) Tayari Jones on the Web Tayari Jones | Website Tayari Jones | Facebook Tayari Jones | Instagram Tayari Jones | Twitter Tayari's Recommendations "Trees" by Joyce Kilmer Mercy, by Lucille Clifton The Tradition, by Jericho Brown The Street, by Ann Petry All the Devils are Here, by Louise Penny The Kindest Lie, by Nancy Johnson A Promised Land, by Barack Obama


24 Mar 2021

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An American Marriage by Tayari Jones - Book Club Review

Best Book Club with Shanna and Jen

It is time for Book Club!  In today's episode, we discuss our February Best Book Club Pick, An American Marriage by Tayari Jones.  In this character-driven novel, we discuss the complexities of marriage and the injustice of the mass incarceration of black men in the United States.  We have feelings.The way this month falls, we don't currently know which book we will be reading for March, but we do know that it will follow the theme of Women's History Month so check back next week to find out which book you need to read next or check out one of our socials for the update!To find our Best Book Club Kit which includes information on the book  and  our discussion questions head over to our websitehttps://www.bestbookclub.ca/book-clubNYPL Podcast featuring Tayari Jones - Must ListenFind Us Together Atwww.bestbookclub.caInstagram 📸 @best_bookclubFacebook- Best Book Club with Shanna and JenYouTube 📹 Best Book Club with Shanna and JenShanna KayInstagram 📸  @vellum.and.vellichorYouTube 📹 Shanna Kay - Vellum and VellichorFacebook -Vellum.and.VellichorJennifer WestInstagram 📸 @thats_weird_jFacebook- That's Weird, J


24 Feb 2021

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Tayari Jones - An American Marriage


Tayari Jones discusses An American Marriage, which won the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019. The novel tells the story of Roy and Celestial, a newly wed and successful African-American couple in Atlanta whose marriage is tested when the husband is imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit.The book tackles the shadow cast by the judicial system over many African-American lives. Tayari tells Bookclub how the novel was inspired by an exchange she overheard between a man and a woman at a shopping mall. "The woman said - Roy, you wouldn't have waited on me for seven years. And he said, This wouldn't have happened to you in the first place."Presented by James Naughtie and including questions from this month's group of readers. To take part in future Bookclubs, email bookclub@bbc.co.ukDecember's Bookclub Choice : Legend of a Suicide by David Vann (2009)Presenter : James NaughtieInterviewed Guest : Tayari JonesProducer : Dymphna FlynnStudio Manager : Emma Harth


1 Nov 2020

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Tayari Jones - 2020 International DUBLIN Literary Award Shortlist

ILFDublin Podcast

Welcome to the 2020 International Dublin Literary Award Shortlist podcast, presented as part of International Literature Festival Dublin.In this special podcast series, Caelainn Hogan and Jessica Traynor explore each novel in detail as they chat exclusively to the authors and translators shortlisted for the award, the winner of which will be announced on the 22nd of October. For the first time, the winner announcement will take place as part of International Literature Festival Dublin, which like the award, is sponsored by Dublin City Council. You can book your free ticket to attend the online awards ceremony at www.ilfdublin.com.In this episode, Caelainn and Jessica discuss 'An American Marriage', published by Algonquin Books, and speak to author Tayari Jones.


8 Oct 2020

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Tayari Jones (Rebroadcast)

The Archive Project

In this humorous and personal lecture, Tayari Jones discusses her complex journey to literary success, and her novel, An American Marriage. She describes the path her career has taken, from childhood to university and beyond, in which she’s made decisions to pursue writing despite receiving varying levels of support from educators, family, and the publishing industry. She finishes the talk by sharing a short selection from An American Marriage. An American Marriage is a stirring love story and a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. A masterpiece of storytelling, it’s an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward—with hope and pain—into the future. “For me, the novel lives in the place of moral ambiguity. And moral ambiguity happens when there’s a conflict and the people don’t agree, but nobody’s wrong.” “I got all the way to about fifty pages from the end, and I hit a wall. I couldn’t figure out how to end the book. It was stressful. It was as though me and this book were in a relationship in New York City…we had broken up, but we couldn’t afford to move out. I felt like the book was sleeping on my couch. I would wake up in the morning: there’s the book. It’s not speaking to me, I’m not speaking to it. I can’t bring any new books home because this book is on my couch. And it went like this for a year.” New York Times best-selling author Tayari Jones is the author of the novels Leaving Atlanta, The Untelling, Silver Sparrow, and An American Marriage. Her writing has appeared in Tin House, The Believer, the New York Times, and Callaloo. A member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, she has also been a recipient of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, Lifetime Achievement Award in Fine Arts from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, United States Artist Fellowship, NEA Fellowship and Radcliffe Institute Bunting Fellowship. 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 a Professor of Creative Writing at Emory University. The post Tayari Jones (Rebroadcast) appeared first on Literary Arts.


9 Sep 2020

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Tayari Jones: An American Marriage SPOILER FREE review

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In this episode of “she reads” Alma Limón talks about Tayari Jones's novel “An American Marriage” (2008).  An American marriage is about Roy and Celestial, newlyweds,18 months after getting married, Roy is wrongfully incarcerated. Alma considers how the story is really about Celestial feeling imprisoned by her husband's wrongful incarceration and how the State can affect relationships. In this SPOILER FREE episode, Alma discusses the collateral effects of Roy's imprisonment and the way society looks at women's roles in these relationships. Find the podcast Instagram HERE Intro/Outro by Diego Ali Find him on Instagram HERE


31 Aug 2020