Tayari Jones is the author of four novels: Silver Sparrow, The Untelling, Leaving Atlanta, and An American Marriage, a 2018 Oprah Book Club selection.
A Writing on Writing essay from the 100th issue.
Pearl taught me to be a loving teller of the truth. This is the basis for my work as a writer and as a human being. If you are a person who loves the world, then you love your community, you love your family, and you love yourself. If you love them as they are, then you can write them as they are. Your humanity and theirs will rise to the top.