AW75 Presenter Tayari Jones Wins the Aspen Words Literary Prize

Tayari Jones

April 11, 2019 – A panel of judges unanimously voted to award the second annual Aspen Words Literary Prize to Tayari Jones for her novel An American Marriage. Samrat Upadhyay, a finalist for last year’s award and chair of this year’s panel of judges, said that An American Marriage is “going to have a place in the literary imagination for a long time.” Read more in this article by Colin Dwyer for NPR.

Jones will join other esteemed writers and artists at the Alice Walker 75 event on July 13, 2019, in Eatonton, Ga.