Robert Jones, Jr., is the author of The New York Times bestselling novel, The Prophets, which won the 2022 Publishing Triangle Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction, was a finalist for the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction, and was named one of the best books of 2021 by Time, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, The Boston Globe, and The Washington Post, among others. His writings have been featured in The New York Times, Essence, and The Paris Review, as well as in the critically acclaimed anthologies Four Hundred Souls and The 1619 Project.
The Prophets, is available (or will soon be available) in Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United States, and other territories.
A singular and stunning debut novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation, the refuge they find in each other, and a betrayal that threatens their existence
Press and Media Mentions
- “Writers to Watch Fall 2020,” Publishers Weekly, July 10, 2020.
- “Six of the year’s buzziest authors discuss bringing their books into the world during cultural upheaval,” Entertainment Weekly, July 28, 2020.
- “50 Most Anticipated Books of the Fall,” Kirkus, August 18, 2020.
- "BookExpo Proves You Can Have a Trade Show in a Pandemic, Virtually," The New York Times, January 5, 2020.
- “Black Male Writers for Our Time”, The New York Times, November 30, 2018.