Robert Jones Jr in conversation with Michaela Kalowski
Robert Jones, Jr + Michaela Kalowski
#About the event
In Robert Jones Jr's blinding debut, The Prophets, he blends the lyricism of Toni Morrison with the vivid prose of Zora Neale Hurston to characterise the forceful, enduring bond of love, and what happens when brutality threatens the purest form of serenity.
Robert Jones, Jr. is a writer from New York City. He has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times, Essence, and The Paris Review.
Joining Robert for this insightful conversation is Michaela Kalowski.
Robert Jones, Jr
Robert Jones, Jr. is a writer from New York City. He received his B.F.A. in creative writing, and M.F.A. in fiction from Brooklyn College. 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 275,000 members across platforms. The Prophets is his debut novel.
Michaela Kalowski is an interviewer, moderator and curator for writers and ideas festivals. In 2022 she's curator of International Author events for Brisbane Writers Festival and curator of ABC RN's on-air writers festival, Big Weekend of Books. She's conducted radio interviews for ABC RN's The Music Show, Big Ideas and The Bookshelf, ABC Classic and has presented programs across ABC radio. Recent interviews include Margaret Atwood, David Mitchell, Trent Dalton and Robert Jones Jr.
Her website is www.michaelakalowski.com.