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Fine Books & Collections
September 20, 2019

Las Vegas is home to more than glitzy casinos and pawn shops: the city can now claim a robust special collections program at nearby University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), thanks in part to a $5-million endowment recently established by alumna Beverly Rogers.

Daily Times
May 15, 2019

On a recent very warm Saturday afternoon, just a few blocks northeast of a string of ramshackle chapels offering Elvis-themed weddings on Las Vegas Boulevard, novelist Tommy Orange was discussing the critical reception given to “There There,” his polyphonic novel about contemporary Native Americans.

Las Vegas Sun
May 14, 2019

On a recent very warm Saturday afternoon, just a few blocks northeast of a string of ramshackle chapels offering Elvis-themed weddings on Las Vegas Boulevard, novelist Tommy Orange was discussing the critical reception given to “There There,” his polyphonic novel about contemporary Native Americans.

New York Times
May 13, 2019

On a recent very warm Saturday afternoon, just a few blocks northeast of a string of ramshackle chapels offering Elvis-themed weddings on Las Vegas Boulevard, the novelist Tommy Orange was discussing the critical reception given to “There There,” his polyphonic novel about contemporary Native Americans.

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 13, 2018

As one of the city’s cultural ambassadors, Joshua Wolf Shenk knows exactly what he’s up against when trying to shape the public perception of Las Vegas into that of a bustling arts hub.

Desert Companion
September 6, 2018

Five local creatives — filmmaker, musician, performer, literary dynamo, illustrator — who are having a moment

Las Vegas Sun
May 31, 2018

Calling all female military veterans, active-duty service members, National Guard and reservists: A new Women Veterans’ Writing Group is now in session.

Publishers Weekly
April 23, 2018

The second annual Believer Festival—organized by the bimonthly arts magazine of the same name—kicked off on Friday, April 13, at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, with readings from poets Jericho Brown and Javon Johnson; prose writers Nick Hornby, Leslie Jamison, and Rachel Kushner; and others. On Saturday, in downtown Las Vegas, graphic novelist Thi Bui and novelist Zinzi Clemmons discussed their new works with Dave Eggers at a restaurant next door to the local bookstore, the Writer’s Block. (The crowd had outgrown the space.) Later that day, Mohsin Hamid and Tayari Jones read from their latest novels, and author Morgan Jerkins interviewed filmmaker Barry Jenkins before an enthusiastic crowd. That evening, a sold-out benefit event saw multitalented actor-comedians John Hodgman and Jean Grae cohost a storytelling variety show of sorts that put such writers as Ayelet Waldman and Meg Wolitzer on the same stage as comedian Aparna Nancherla and musician Aimee Mann.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 12, 2018

What do you say when Oprah Winfrey tells you that your latest novel is going to be her next book club selection?

Las Vegas Weekly
February 15, 2018

This August, Atlanta-born, Brooklyn-based author Tayari Jones arrived in Las Vegas. She’s here as a Black Mountain Institute Shearing Fellow, which means she’s spending the academic year working on her next book. Right now, Jones is on a six-week, 35-event book tour. She spoke with Las Vegas Weekly from her stop in Boston. She returns to UNLV in March.

EUR Web
February 8, 2018

*Life is about to change for author Tayari Jones.

BuzzFeed
February 8, 2018

A novel written in the English language with a name like An American Marriage conjures up a specific set of broad outlines: post-war optimism, masturbation in the suburbs, the disappointment of life, familial breakdown, that sort of thing. “White people in Connecticut getting a divorce,” author Tayari Jones supplies dryly, from the fringe of a migraine, when I begin to ask her about the title of her newest novel. It was a yoke she was keen to sidestep, even though she was the one who suggested it in the first place.