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: 3.74 · 43,032 ratings · 6,251 reviews · 7 distinct worksSimilar authors
Bluebird, Bluebird (Highway...

3.84 avg rating — 16,595 ratings — published 2017 — 5 editions
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The Cutting Season

3.59 avg rating — 12,547 ratings — published 2012 — 23 editions
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Black Water Rising (Jay Por...

3.54 avg rating — 6,230 ratings — published 2009 — 21 editions
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Heaven, My Home (Highway 59...

3.91 avg rating — 5,158 ratings — published 2019 — 25 editions
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Pleasantville (Jay Porter, #2)

3.91 avg rating — 2,416 ratings — published 2015 — 16 editions
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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.”
Attica Locke, The Cutting Season

“Darren knew the power of home, knew what it meant to stand on the land where your forefathers had forged your future out of dirt, knew the power of what could be loved up by hand, how a harvest could change a fate. He knew what it felt like to stand on the back porch of his family homestead in Camilla and feel the breath of his ancestors in the trees, feel the power of gratitude in every stray breeze.”
Attica Locke, Bluebird, Bluebird

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