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PEN Out Loud: Robert Jones Jr. in Conversation with Mateo Askaripour

National Book Award-finalist Robert Jones, Jr. celebrates the paperback release of his New York Times-bestselling novel, The Prophets. A stirring and lyrical debut, it tells the love story between two enslaved men, and the endurance of their relationship amid increasing tensions and violence on the plantation where they live. Jones Jr. will be joined in conversation with fellow New York Times-bestselling author Mateo Askaripour

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The program is presented in partnership with PEN Out Loud, Scripps Presents, and the Strand Bookstore. 


February 8


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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