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Tayari Jones is an African American author and winnerof the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction. Born in 1970, she was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and educated at Spelman College, the University of Iowa and Arizona State University.

She started writing seriously at Spelman College, where she studied with Pearl Cleage, who published her first story, "Eugenics", in Catalyst magazine. Jones went on to University of Iowa where she worked toward a Ph.D. in English, but she left after completing her masters degree. She also studied at The University of Georgia where she worked with Kevin Young and Judith Ortiz Cofer. She left UGA to enroll in the MFA program at Arizona State University where she worked with Ron Carlson and Jewell Parker Rhodes.

Her first novel, Leaving Atlanta, is a three-voiced coming of age story set against the backdrop of the Atlanta Child Murders of 1979-81. This novel, which was written while she was a graduate student at Arizona State University, is based on the experience as a child in Atlanta during that period. It won the 2003 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction. Aletha Spann of 30Nineteen Productions has purchased the film option for Leaving Atlanta.

Jones herself, an Atlanta native, was a child during these murders. Two of her fifth grade classmates, Yusef Bell and Terry Pugh, were students at Oglethorpe Elementary School.

Her second novel, The Untelling, is also set in Atlanta. This novel is the story of a woman seeking to overcome the trauma of her past. The book has been described as a "woman's novel" because it deals with issues such as infertility. It was awarded the Lillian C. Smith Award for New Voices.

Silver Girl, her third novel, will be published by Algonquin Books on May 24, 2010.

Tayari Jones has taught creative writing at The University of Illinois and also at George Washington University, where she served as the Jenny McKean Moore Writer in Washington. She is now a member of the MFA faculty at the Newark Campus of Rutgers University.

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Total Books: 13
An American Marriage A Novel
2018 - An American Marriage a Novel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781616201340
ISBN-10: 1616201347
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Silver Sparrow
2012 - Silver Sparrow (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781616201425
ISBN-10: 1616201428
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 13

Silver Sparrow
2011 - Silver Sparrow (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781565129900
ISBN-10: 1565129903
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 24

Silver Sparrow
2011 - Silver Sparrow [Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781609981860
ISBN-10: 1609981863
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 3

The Untelling
2006 - The Untelling (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780446694568
ISBN-10: 0446694568
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 5

The Untelling
2005 - The Untelling (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780792736370
ISBN-10: 0792736370
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Untelling
2005 - The Untelling (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780792736387
ISBN-10: 0792736389
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Untelling
2005 - The Untelling (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780446532464
ISBN-10: 0446532460
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 10

Leaving Atlanta
2003 - Leaving Atlanta (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780446690898
ISBN-10: 0446690899
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 7

Leaving Atlanta
2002 - Leaving Atlanta (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780446528306
ISBN-10: 0446528307
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 13

Leaving Atlanta
Leaving Atlanta [Unabrdiged Audiocassettes] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781402544026
ISBN-10: 1402544022
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Leaving Atlanta
Leaving Atlanta [Perfidos E Iluminadas - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788496501010
ISBN-10: 8496501019
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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