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Attica Locke

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Name  Attica Locke

Role  Author
Attica Locke httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Nominations  Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author
Books  Black Water Rising, The Cutting Season, Pleasantville, Pleasantville LP

Authors mistad attica locke

Attica Locke (born 1974 in Houston, Texas) is an American author of fiction and a writer for the television series Empire.


Attica locke on her new book pleasantville and empire

Writing life

Attica Locke’s first novel, Black Water Rising, was nominated for a 2010 Edgar Award, an NAACP Image Award, and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize. It was shortlisted for the prestigious Orange Prize in the UK (now the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction).

A graduate of Northwestern University, Locke was a fellow at the Sundance Institute's Feature Filmmakers Lab. She has written scripts for Paramount, Warner Bros., Disney, 20th Century Fox, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, HBO, and DreamWorks.

Personal life

Locke is a member of the academy for the Folio Prize in the UK and is also on the board of directors for the Library Foundation of Los Angeles.

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

She is member of the Writers Guild of America, West.


Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence 2013 The Cutting Season - the award sponsored by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation and established in 2007 to honor Ernest Gaines' legacy


For The Cutting Season:

  • Nominated for a 2010 Edgar Award
  • Finalist for the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award
  • Honor Book by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association
  • Long-listed for the Chautauqua Prize
  • For Black Water Rising:

  • Short-listed for the 2010 Orange Prize
  • Nominated for a 2010 Edgar Award
  • Nominated for a 2010 NAACP Image Award
  • 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist
  • Nominated for a 2009 Strand Magazine Critics Award
  • Finalist for the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award
  • Indie Next Pick 2009 & 2010
  • References

    Attica Locke Wikipedia

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