Attica Locke


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Attica Locke is a writer whose first novel, Black Water Rising, was nominated for a 2010 Edgar Award, a 2010 NAACP Image Award, as well as a Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was shortlisted for an Orange Prize in the UK.

Attica is also a screenwriter who has written movie and television scripts for Paramount, Warner Bros, Disney, Twentieth Century Fox, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, HBO, Dreamworks and Silver Pictures. She was also a fellow at the Sundance Institute’s Feature Filmmakers Lab and is a graduate of Northwestern University.

A native of Houston, Texas, Attica lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and daughter.

Average rating: 3.63 · 23,181 ratings · 3,610 reviews · 10 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Cutting Season

3.53 avg rating — 9,632 ratings — published 2012 — 23 editions
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Bluebird, Bluebird (Highway...

3.83 avg rating — 7,328 ratings — published 2017 — 3 editions
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Black Water Rising (Jay Por...

3.45 avg rating — 4,543 ratings — published 2009 — 20 editions
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Pleasantville (Jay Porter, #2)

3.85 avg rating — 1,620 ratings — published 2015 — 15 editions
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Heaven, My Home (Highway 59...

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The Attica Locke Collection...

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Highway 59 (2 Book Series)

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A Lesson Before Dying

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“Mothering, she learned the hard way, was about loss as well as love.”
Attica Locke, The Cutting Season

“The decor was attractive and strong, but blander than she would have thought his wealth and position afforded him. Caren couldn't see the point of having that much money if all of it led to beige.”
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“He had forgotten that the most elemental instinct in human nature is not hate but love, the former inextricably linked to the latter.”
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