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Tayari Jones, A.D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell, presents the public keynote talk, “What We Answer To: A Southern Daughter’s REFLECTION,” on Thursday, March 21, at 5pm, at the Multipurpose Room, Africana Studies and Research Center. This event is part of an A.D. White Professors-at-Large (ADW-PAL) visit and is cosponsored by the Dept. of Literatures in English and Africana Studies and Research Center.

Jones is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University. She is the best-selling author of An American Marriage, which won the 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction and was named a 2018 Oprah's Book Club Selection. Jones' other novels include Leaving Atlanta, The Untelling, and Silver Sparrow. Named one of TIME's "10 Best Fiction Books of 2018," An American Marriage "illuminates the waves of injustice and heartbreak that unravel families entangled in a flawed judicial system." The New York Times describes An American Marriage as "beautifully written" and "wise and compassionate." 

Jones was elected in 2019 to the A.D. White Professor-at-Large program, which was established in 1965 to bring the world’s greatest scientists, artists and scholars to Cornell to advance the intellectual and creative life of the campus and community.

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