Tayari Jones is an American author of popular books such as Leaving Atlanta and An American Marriage. Her first novel won the 2003 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction and has since been option for production as a major motion picture. Her books have won multiple awards and been recognized by multiple publications, including as a Oprah’s Book Club selection.

Jones is very educated having attended multiple colleges and eventually receiving her MFA from Arizona State University. She went on to teach creative writing at the University of Illinois and later George Washington University. She also a has a famous sibling in Bomani Jones of ESPN fame.

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Leaving Atlanta (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Untelling (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Silver Sparrow (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
An American Marriage (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Half Light (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Akashic Noir Books

Seattle Noir (By: Lou Kemp,Robert Lopresti,Simon Wood,Kathleen Alcalá,G.M. Ford,BrianThornton,R. Barri Flowers,Bharti Kirchner,Curt Colbert,Paul S. Piper,Stephan Magcosta,Thomas P. Hopp,Patricia Harrington,Skye Kathleen Moody) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Brooklyn Noir (By: Adam Mansbach,Ken Bruen,Pete Hamill,Sidney Offit,Chris Niles,Maggie Estep,Tim McLoughlin,Nicole Blackman,Nelson George,Arthur Nersesian,Pearl Abraham,C.J.Sullivan,EllenMiller,Norman W. Kelley) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
D.C. Noir (By: George Pelecanos,Jennifer Howard) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Chicago Noir (By: Neal Pollack) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Miami Noir (By: Les Standiford) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Manhattan Noir (By: Lawrence Block) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Baltimore Noir (By: Laura Lippman) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
London Noir (By: Martyn Waites,Jerry Sykes,Ken Bruen,Desmond Barry,Patrick McCabe,John Williams,Michael Ward,Stewart Home,Cathi Unsworth,Mark Pilkington,Joolz Denby,Daniel Bennett,Ken Hollings,Barry Adamson,Sylvie Simmons,Max Décharné,Joe McNally) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
New Orleans Noir (By: Laura Lippman,Thomas Adcock,Julie Smith,Ace Atkins,Barbara Hambly,Patty Friedmann,David Fulmer,Jervey Tervalon,Greg Herren,Kalamu ya Salaam,Tim McLoughlin,James Nolan) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
New Orleans Noir (By: Julie Smith) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Los Angeles Noir (By: Denise Hamilton) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wall Street Noir (By: Reed Farrel Coleman,John Burdett,Charles Ardai,Jim Fusilli,Peter Spiegelman,Twist Phelan,Jason Starr,Peter Blauner,Mark Haskell Smith,Tim Broderick,Henry Blodget,Larry Light,James Hime,Lauren Sanders) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Havana Noir (By: Achy Obejas) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Detroit Noir (By: P.J. Parrish,Loren D. Estleman,Joyce Carol Oates,Megan Abbott,Nisi Shawl,John C. Hocking,Craig Holden,Desiree Cooper,Peter Markus,E.J. Olsen) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Brooklyn Noir 3: Nothing But the Truth (By: Reed Farrel Coleman,Thomas Adcock,Robert Leuci,Robert Knightly,Tim McLoughlin,C.J.Sullivan,Christopher Musella,Kim Sykes,Jess Korman,Constance Casey,Rosemarie Yu,Dennis Hawkins,Errol Louis,Denise Buffa,Patricia Mulcahy,Aileen Gallagher) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Toronto Noir (By: Janine Armin,Nathaniel G. Moore) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Manhattan Noir 2: The Classics (By: Lawrence Block) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Paris Noir (By: Dominique Mainard,Didier Daeninckx,Aurélien Masson,Marc Villard,Patrick Pécherot,Chantal Pelletier,Jean-Bernard Pouy,Salim Bachi,Christophe Mercier,Jérôme Leroy,DOA,Laurent Martin,Hervé Prudon) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Istanbul Noir (By: Amy Spangler,Mustafa Ziyalan,Jessica J.J. Lutz,Mehmet Bilâl Dede) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
San Francisco Noir 2 (By: Joe Gores,Dashiell Hammett,Bill Pronzini,Jack London,Ambrose Bierce,Mark Twain,Janet Dawson,Fletcher Flora,Frank Norris,Craig Clevenger,Peter Maravelis,Oscar Peñaranda,Seth Morgan) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rome Noir (By: Carlo Lucarelli,Maxim Jakubowski,Francesca Mazzucato,Diego De Silva,Gianrico Carofiglio,Marcello Fois,Antonio Scurati,Chiara Stangalino,Evelina Santangelo,Nicola Lagioia,Tommaso Pincio,Antonio Pascale,Nicoletta Vallorani,Giuseppe Genna,C.D. Formetta,Enrico Franceschini,Boosta) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Delhi Noir (By: Hirsh Sawhney) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Los Angeles Noir 2: The Classics (By: Joseph Hansen,Raymond Chandler,James Ellroy,Ross Macdonald,Margaret Millar,James M. Cain,Walter Mosley,William Campbell Gault,Leigh Brackett,Naomi Hirahara,Chester Himes,Jervey Tervalon,Paul Cain,Denise Hamilton,Yxta Maya Murray,Kate Braverman) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Moscow Noir (By: Ludmilla Petrushevskaya,Irina Denezhkina,Natalia Smirnova,Julia Goumen,Anna Starobinets,Vyacheslav Kuritsyn,Andrei Khusnutdinov,Alexander Anuchkin,Vladimir Tuchkov,Igor Zotov,Gleb Shulpyakov,Maxim Maximov,Sergei Samsonov,Dmitry Kosyrev,Alexei Evdokimov,Sergei Kuznetsov) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mexico City Noir (By: ) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Orange County Noir (By: T. Jefferson Parker,Dick Lochte,Gary Phillips,Robert S. Levinson,Patricia McFall,Susan Straight,Robert Ward,Gordon McAlpine,Nathan Walpow,Barbara DeMarco-Barrett) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Indian Country Noir (By: Lawrence Block,Reed Farrel Coleman,O'Neil De Noux,Gerard Houarner,Richie Narvaez,Joseph Bruchac,Melissa Yi,Liz Martínez,Sarah Cortez,Kimberly Roppolo,Leonard Schonberg,Mistina Bates,Jean Rae Baxter,A.A. Hedge Coke) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lone Star Noir (By: Joe R. Lansdale,James Crumley,Luis Alberto Urrea,Bobby Byrd,Milton T. Burton,Lisa Sandlin) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Philadelphia Noir (By: Duane Swierczynski,Halimah Marcus,Solomon Jones,Dennis Tafoya,Asali Solomon,Keith Gilman,Carlin Romano) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Haiti Noir (By: Edwidge Danticat,Mark Kurlansky,Marie Lily Cerat,Louis-Philippe Dalembert,Marvin Victor,Katia D. Ulysse,Ibi Zoboi,Nadine Pinede,Yanick Lahens,Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel,Rodney Saint-Éloi,Patrick Sylvain,M.J. Fievre,Gary Victor,Kettly Mars,Evelyne Trouillot,Madison Smartt Bell,Josaphat-Robert Large) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Copenhagen Noir (By: Bo Tao Michaëlis) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pittsburgh Noir (By: Kathleen George) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
San Diego Noir (By: Maryelizabeth Hart) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Barcelona Noir (By: Achy Obejas,Carmen Ospina) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cape Cod Noir (By: David L. Ulin) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Venice Noir (By: Peter James,Maxim Jakubowski,Emily St. John Mandel,Mary Hoffman,Barbara Baraldi,Mike Hodges,Maria Tronca,Matteo Righetto,Tony Cartano,Francesco Ferracin) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mumbai Noir (By: Altaf Tyrewala) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
St. Petersburg Noir (By: Pavel Krusanov,Natalia Smirnova,Julia Goumen,Andrei Kivinov,Sergei Nosov,Vadim Levental,Alexander Kudriavtsev,Natalia Kurchatova,Ksenia Venglinskaya,Lena Eltang,Andrei Rubanov,Anna Solovey,Julia Belomllinsky,Anton Chizh,Mikhail Lialin,Eugene Kogan,Vladimir Berezin) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kansas City Noir (By: Linda Rodriguez) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Boston Noir 2 (By: Robert B. Parker,Dennis Lehane,Joyce Carol Oates,Linda Barnes,Andre Dubus,David Wallace,Andre Dubus III,Jaime Clarke,Mary Cotton,David Ryan,Kenneth Abel,Barbara Neely,Hannah Tinti,Jason Brown,Chuck Hogan,George Harrar,George V. Higgins) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Manila Noir (By: Gina Apostol,Eric Gamalinda,Sabina Murray,Budjette Tan,Kajo Baldisimo,Jessica Hagedorn,Lourd Ernest H. de Veyra,Angelo R. Lacuesta,F.H. Batacan,José Y. Dalisay Jr.,R. Zamora Linmark,Marianne Villanueva,Jonas Vitman,Lysley Tenorio,Rosario Cruz-Lucero) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Haiti Noir 2 (By: Edwidge Danticat) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Buffalo Noir (By: Ed Park,Brigid Hughes) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dallas Noir (By: Harry Hunsicker,Ben Fountain,David Haynes,Kathleen Kent,James Hime,Lauren Davis,Matt Bondurant,Clay Reynolds,Merritt Tierce,Daniel J. Hale,Emma Rathbone) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Marseille Noir (By: Salim Hatubou,Christian Garcin,Cédric Fabre,François Thomazeau,Patrick Coulomb,René Frégni,Marie Neuser,Emmanuel Loi,Rebecca Lighieri,François Beaune,Philippe Carrese,Pia Petersen,Serge Scotto,Minna Sif) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tel Aviv Noir (By: Etgar Keret) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Helsinki Noir (By: James Thompson,Pekka Hiltunen) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Prison Noir (By: Joyce Carol Oates) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tehran Noir (By: Vali Khalili,Salar Abdoh,Gina B. Nahai) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Belfast Noir (By: Lee Child,Ruth Dudley Edwards,Brian McGilloway,Stuart Neville,Ian McDonald,Steve Cavanagh,Adrian McKinty,Claire McGowan,Sam Millar,Garbhan Downey,Eoin McNamee,Arlene Hunt,Alex Barclay,Ludy Caldwell,Gerard Brennan,Glenn Patterson) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Zagreb Noir (By: Darko Macan,Josip Novakovich,Robert Perišić,Mima Simić,Neven Ušumović,Nada Gašić,Ivan Sršen,Ivan Vidić,Ružica Gašperov,Pero Kvesić,Zoran Pilić,Andrea Žigić-Dolenec,Darko Milošić,Nora Verde) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Brussels Noir (By: Michel Dufranne) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Providence Noir (By: Amity Gaige,Ann Hood,Bruce DeSilva,Luanne Rice,Dawn Raffel,Marie Myung-Ok Lee,John Searles,Thomas Cobb,LaShonda Katrice Barnett,Taylor M. Polites,Hester Kaplan,Robert Leuci,Peter Farrelly,Pablo Rodríguez) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Beirut Noir (By: Najwa Barakat,Rawi Hage,Abbas Beydoun,Mazen Maarouf,Iman Humaydan,Zena el Khalil,Muhammad Abi Samra,Leila Eid,Hala Kawtharani,Marie Tawk,Bana Baydoun,Hyam Yared,Alawiyeh Sobh,Mazen Zahreddine,Bachir Hilal,Tarek Abi Samra) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Memphis Noir (By: Laureen P. Cantwell,Leonard Gill,Richard J. Alley,David Wesley Williams) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
New Orleans Noir (By: Julie Smith) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stockholm Noir (By: Inger Frimansson,Ake Edwardson,Johan Theorin,Nathan Larson,Carl-Michael Edenborg,Martin Holmén,Anna-Karin Selberg,Lina Wolff,Unni Drougge,Inger Edelfeldt,Torbjörn Elensky,Carl Johan De Geer,Malte Persson) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Prague Noir (By: Ond?ej Neff,Kateřina Tučková,Martin Goffa,Pavel Mandys,Miloš Urban,Št?pán Kop?iva,Petr Šabach,Ji?í W. Procházka,Chaim Cigan,Petr Stančík,Markéta Pilátová,Michal Sýkora,Michaela Klevisová,Petra Soukupová,Irena Hejdová) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
San Juan Noir (By: Charlie Vázquez,Mayra Santos-Febres,Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro,Luis Negrón,Janette Becerra,Tere Davila,Manolo Núñez Negrón,Ana María Fuster Lavín,Wilfredo J. Burgos Matos,Manuel A. Meléndez,Alejandro Álvarez Nieves,Ernesto Quiñonez,José Rabelo,Edmaris Carazo) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Trinidad Noir: The Classics (By: V.S. Naipaul,Michael Anthony,Derek Walcott,Robert Antoni,C.L.R. James,Lawrence Scott,Shani Mootoo,Elizabeth Nunez,Barbara Jenkins,Willi Chen,Ismith Khan,Wayne Brown,Samuel Selvon,Eric Roach,Harold Sonny Ladoo,Jennifer Rahim,Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw,Sharon Millar) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Atlanta Noir (With: Tananarive Due,Jim Grimsley,Brandon Massey,Jennifer Harlow,Daniel Black) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Montana Noir (By: James Grady) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Buenos Aires Noir (By: ) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Montreal Noir (By: John McFetridge) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Berlin Noir (By: Thomas Wörtche,Matthias Wittekindt,Max Annas,Lucy Jones,Miron Zownir,Zoë Beck,Rob Alef,Katja Bohnet,Ute Cohen,Johannes Groschupf,Kai Hensel,Robert Rescue,Susanne Saygin,Ulrich Woelk,Michael Wuliger) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
São Paulo Noir (By: Tony Bellotto) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Baghdad Noir (By: Salar Abdoh,Muhsin Al-Ramli,Ahmed Saadawi,Roy Scranton,Samuel Shimon,Sinan Antoon,Nassif Falak,Hadia Said,Salima Salih,Hayet Raies,Mohammed Alwan Jabr,Dheya al-Khalidi,Hussain Al-Mozany,Ali Bader,Layla Qasrany,محسن الرملي) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Marrakech Noir (By: Yassin Adnan,Mahi Binebine,Abdelkader Benali,Fouad Laroui,Allal Bourqia,Fatiha Morchid,Taha Adnan,Mohamed Zouhair,Lahcen Bakour,Halima Zine El Abidine,Hanane Derkaoui,My Seddik Rabbaj,Mohamed Nedali,Mohamed Achaari,Karima Nadir) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lagos Noir (By: Chris Abani (ed)) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Vancouver Noir (By: R.M. Greenaway) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hong Kong Noir (By: Marshall Moore,Xu Xi,Susan Blumberg- Kason,Jason Y. Ng,Ysabelle Cheung,ShannonYoung,Brittani Sonnenberg,Tiffany Hawk,James Tam,Rhiannon Jenkins Tsang,Christina Liang,Feng Chi-Shun,Charles Philipp Martin,Shen Jian,Carmen Suen) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Amsterdam Noir (By: Herman Koch,René Appel,Josh Pachter,Theo Capel,Hanna Bervoets,Michael Berg,Anneloes Timmerije,Murat Isik,Karin Amatmoekrim,Christine Otten,Mensje van Keulen,Max van Olden,Loes den Hollander,Abdelkader Benali,Walter van den Berg,Simon de Waal) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Houston Noir (By: Gwendolyn Zepeda) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Columbus Noir (By: Andrew Welsh-Huggins) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Santa Fe Noir (By: Ariel Gore) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Alabama Noir (By: Don Noble) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tampa Bay Noir (By: Colette Bancroft) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Addis Ababa Noir (By: Maaza Mengiste) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Miami Noir (By: Les Standiford) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Believer Book of Writers Talking to Writers(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Atlanta Noir(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

If You Like Tayari Jones Books, You’ll Love…

Leaving Atlanta is Jones’ first novel. This book tells the story of three Atlanta fifth grade classmates who are heading back to school. It’s not a normal year though as this was the summer of the infamous Atlanta child murders and a new year at school means something much different this year. This book tells the story of the regular struggles to grow up combined with the difficulty to survive in this tumultuous time. A truly moving story that was highly praised at the time of it’s release.

Jones’ latest novel is An American Marriage which was an Oprah Book Club selection. This book tells the powerful story of two black newly weds who are living the American Dream in the New South. Successful and happy, they are figuring out the ins and outs of marriage when disaster strikes. Roy is falsely accused of a crime and is sentenced to twelve years in prison. His wife Celestial does her best to hold on, but life without your husband is hard and she soon founds herself unmoored. This is a powerful book that tells the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young couple.

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