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Orlando Book Festival 2024: Festival Keynote with Tayari Jones

May 18 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Orange County Library System welcomes New York Times best-selling author Tayari Jone for the Orlando Book Festival’s 2024 keynote address. Jones is the author of four novels, most recently An American Marriage. Published in 2018, An American Marriage is an Oprah’s Book Club selection and also appeared in Barack Obama’s summer reading list as well as his year-end roundup. The novel was awarded the Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly known as the Orange Prize), Aspen Words Prize, and an NAACP Image Award. It has been published in two dozen countries. Jones, a 2021 Guggenheim Fellow, has also been a recipient of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, United States Artist Fellowship, NEA Fellowship, and Radcliffe Institute Bunting Fellowship. Her third novel, Silver Sparrow, was added to the NEA Big Read Library of classics in 2016.

Registration is suggested but not required to attend.

Funding is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Book Festival Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Orange County Library System. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

May 18 @ 2:30 pm -
May 18 @ 3:30 pm


Presenter Information:
Tayari Jones, Author of An American Marriage
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Event Registration Link:
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Event Contact:

Events Department
(407) 835-7323

Event Venue:

Orlando Public Library
101 E Central Blvd
Orlando, Florida 32801
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Venue Phone:
(407) 835-7323

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