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Tuesday 11 August 2020

Tayari Jones: How I Found My Voice (online)

Art &
Culture

Tayari Jones is the acclaimed author of four novels. Her latest, An American Marriage, is a dazzling, deeply compelling look at the quiet devastation of a Black middle-class family in the US. It was an Oprah’s Book Club selection and appeared on Barack Obama’s much-anticipated annual summer reading list. An American Marriage shot to the top of The New York Times bestsellers list and won the Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Aspen Words Prize and an NAACP Image Award in 2019.

On August 11 she joins Samira Ahmed in this exclusive live recording of How I Found My Voice, the award-winning podcast from Intelligence Squared which explores how some of the world’s greatest artists and thinkers became such compelling communicators. Previous guests include Michael Palin, Bernardine Evaristo, Philip Pullman, Katherine Ryan and Rose McGowan. You can listen to the previous episodes here.

Watch the event live and have your chance to type in your question during the Q and A.

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is available to order from Waterstones.

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Tayari Jones: How I Found My Voice (online)


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SPEAKER
  • Tayari Jones

    Women’s Prize for Fiction-winning author of An American Marriage and Silver Sparrow

Chair
  • Samira Ahmed

    Journalist, writer and broadcaster

 

Speakers are subject to change.


Location
  • Online event
Time
  • Tuesday 11 August 2020
  • 6pm to 7pm GMT



Speakers

SPEAKER

Tayari Jones

Women’s Prize for Fiction-winning author of An American Marriage and Silver Sparrow


New York Times bestselling author Tayari Jones has written four novels. Her novels include An American Marriage, Silver Sparrow, The Untelling and Leaving Atlanta. Her 2018 novel An American Marriage shot to the top of The New York Times bestsellers list after its inclusion in Oprah’s Book Club and was the winner of the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction.
Chair

Samira Ahmed

Journalist, writer and broadcaster


One of the most recognised voices in British broadcasting. Her work spans news and the arts – from working as a reporter and presenter on Channel 4 News to presenting the Proms. She presents Front Row on BBC Radio 4 and Newswatch on BBC One.

 

Speakers are subject to change.