Widely acclaimed author Tayari Jones is an Atlanta native, proud Spelman alumna, and professor of creative writing. Her body of work, often set in her hometown of Atlanta, makes me nod in recognition of sweet memories but also reminds me of humanity’s barbs and the ache of hearts breaking open. Tayari has both heart and smarts and her Facebook posts are some of my favorite each day; a recurring theme is one of authentic self-care.
Her next novel is scheduled for release in February 2018. In the meantime, get caught up on her earlier work.
- Leaving Atlanta – Her début novel focuses on the Atlanta Child Murders through the eyes of children.
- Silver Sparrow – A story revolving around public and secret families and the fragile relationships therein.
- The Untelling – The story of a young woman pushing to overcome the traumas of her past.