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Common Reading 2024: The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr.

The Book

The Author

Robert Jones Jr. is presenting the Starr Lecture on September 23, 2024, in the Villard Room at 5:30 pm.

Robert Jones, Jr. (formerly known as “Son of Baldwin”) is a Brooklyn-based writer and public speaker. He is the author of The New York Times bestselling novel, The Prophets, which won the 2022 Publishing Triangle Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction, and was a finalist for the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction. His work has been featured in The New York TimesEssenceVariety, and The Paris Review, as well as in the critically acclaimed anthologies Four Hundred Souls and The 1619 ProjectThe Prophets was named one of “The 25 Most Influential Works of Postwar Queer Literature” by The New York Times.

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