Arizona State University

Tayari Jones (ASU English Alumna, MFA 2000), author of Leaving Atlanta and The Untelling, visits with her new novel, Silver Sparrow, which independent booksellers nationwide chose as the #1 Indie Next pick for June 2011.

Tayari answers questions and discusses:

Creating realistic characters
Importance of silver sparrows
Title drama
Limitations of U.S. Copyright law
Why she wants to keep her day job
The story of how her pre-rejected book was written and published.

Tayari was recorded at Changing Hands Bookstore on July 9th, 2011.


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