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A Best-Selling Novelist Teaches Creativity

One Big Question: September 14, 2022

E2: Tayari Jones

Tayari Jones is a best-selling author, whose acclaimed novels explore the human condition with depth and compassion. Her works ask fundamental questions about identity, family, and America, and they have riveted readers around the world. Tayari is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Creative Writing at Emory University where since 2018, she has taught and mentored undergraduate students of all skill levels. 

In this episode, Emory University President Gregory L. Fenves talks with Tayari about teaching, and why, of the many options available to her, she finds that working with undergraduate students and unlocking their creativity allows her to have the greatest impact as a professor. 

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