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Aspen Words Literary Prize Awarded to Tayari Jones

The Aspen Words Literary Prize was awarded yesterday to Tayari Jones for An American Marriage, at a ceremony in New York City.

The prize, which operates out of the Aspen Institute, awards $35,000 annually; books had to be published between Jan. 1, 2018 and Dec. 31, 2018 to be eligible for this prize.

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