Novelist Tayari Jones talked with Ravi Howard on the occasion of the publication of his latest book,“Driving the King.” This is their conversation.

Tayari Jones: So first off, how is the weather down there?

Ravi Howard: I almost hate to say it to people who are not down here, but we got into the 60s today.

TJ: Don’t rub it in. I’m wearing my puffy coat indoors at this point.

RH: I’m not rubbing it in. I feel your pain. You remember that I lived in New Jersey for seven years.

TJ: Did you write much when you were up here?

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