Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, An American Marriage (Oneworld) is a thrilling depiction of the American Dream in freefall. Barack Obama (no less) has called it ‘a moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young African-American couple’.

Tayari Jones will be in conversation about the book, her fourth novel, with Cathy Rentzenbrink, whose memoir The Last Act of Love was shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize.