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February 23, 2021 40 min
Robert Jones Jr. reads from his debut novel "The Prophets", with sound design and music composition from Josh Garrels. Robert Jones, Jr. is a writer from New York City. He received his B.F.A., magna cum laude, in creative writing, and M.F.A. in fiction from Brooklyn College. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times, Essence, and The Paris Review. He is the creator and curator of the social justice social media community Son of Baldwin, which has over 250,000 followers across platforms. Jones was recently featured in T Magazine’s cover story “Black Male Writers of Our Time.” Singer/songwriter Josh Garrels has built his career on deeply personal, introspective lyrics and exploratory sounds that range from pastoral indie folk to hip-hop. Emerging in the early 2000s, he is the co-founder of Small Voice Records, on which he issued 2008's Jacaranda. In 2015, he landed on the Billboard 200 with Home. This episode is brought to you by: Literati Kids is a try-before-you-buy subscription book club. Each month, Literati delivers five vibrantly illustrated children's books bringing the immersive magic of reading right to your home. Head to literati.com/storybound to find 25% your first 2 orders. This episode is brought to you by: Great Courses Plus is the premier video-on-demand service for lifelong learners. Storybound listeners get a month of unlimited access for free by going to thegreatcoursesplus.com/storybound. Betterhelp is a platform that provides affordable, private online counseling anywhere, anytime. Storybound listeners get 10% off your first month by going to betterhelp.com/sb. Storybound is hosted by Jude Brewer and brought to you by The Podglomerate and Lit Hub Radio. Let us know what you think of the show on Instagram and Twitter @storyboundpod. *** This show is a part of the Podglomerate network, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter for more information about our shows, launches, and events. For more information on how The Podglomerate treats data, please see our Privacy Policy.  Since you're listening to Storybound, you might enjoy reading, writing, and storytelling. We'd like to suggest you also try the History of Literature or Book Dreams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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