Tayari Jones

Alumni Occupation
Novelist; Assistant Professor of English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Alumni Degree
M.F.A. in creative writing
Graduation Date
Alumni Leader Year
Alumni Intro

Tayari Jones' master's thesis, the novel "Leaving Atlanta," was published by Warner Books in 2002 and was named best novel of the year by Atlanta Magazine. Her second novel, "The Untelling," will be published next year.