Library: Julia Ideson Building
Room: Julia Ideson Building Auditorium
Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Type: Author Visits, Featured Event, Cultural Event
Age Group: young adults ages 18-35 years, adults, seniors
An Interview with Attica Locke
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | 6:30 PM
Julia Ideson Building | Auditorium
Houston native, Hollywood writer Attica Locke talks about her latest award-winning mystery novel, Bluebird Bluebird, with Houston Chronicle reporter Joy Sewing. Copies of her books can be purchased at the event from Brazos Bookstore.
About the Author
Attica Locke’s Pleasantville was the 2016 winner of the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. It was also long-listed for the Bailey’s Prize for Women’s Fiction, and made numerous “Best of 2015” lists. Her first novel, Black Water Rising, was nominated for an Edgar Award, an NAACP Image Award, as well as a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and was short-listed for the Women’s Prize for Fiction. Her second book, The Cutting Season, is a national bestseller and the winner of the Ernest Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. A former fellow at the Sundance Institute’s Feature Filmmaker’s Lab, Locke has worked as a screenwriter as well. Most recently, she was a writer and producer on the Fox drama, Empire. She serves on the board of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles. A native of Houston, Texas, Attica lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and daughter.