The Roots of Black Water Rising Are in This Picture

This photo is included in the Google Cultural Institute’s virtual library (in collaboration with the Schomburg Center). That’s my dad, and inspiration for Jay Porter, on the right.

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TWO GREAT FALL EVENTS

AUSTIN / 10/17 – 10/18
I’ll be at the 2015 Texas Book Festival.
More details here.

CLEVELAND / 11/20
I’ll be a featured speaker as part of the Lockwood Thompson Dialogues at the Cleveland Public Library.
More details to come here.

WONDERFUL REVIEW OF PLEASANTVILLE IN THE GUARDIAN

It is always a blessing to feel understood.

Pleasantville by Attica Locke – murder in a mayoral race.

Attica Locke photographed at her home in Los Angeles

IN WHICH I DISCUSS RACE POST-CIVIL RIGHTS, PLEASANTVILLE, AND EMPIRE

Had a chance to chat with David Ulin of the Los Angeles Times.

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Pre-order Pleasantville now!

Rave Review in Sunday’s Independent

I could not be more pleased or honored to have Pleasantville reviewed in this Sunday’s Independent.

“Pleasantville is every inch as impressive as its predecessors, with a new nuance and complexity burnishing the narrative.”

HOUSTON & LA, I’M COMING FOR YOU!

LOS ANGELES / APR 18
I’ll be at my favorite event of the year, The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. See full schedule here.

LOS ANGELES / APR 22
I’ll be at Skylight Books, 7:30 PM

HOUSTON / APR 27
I’ll be at Brazos Bookstore, 7 PM

LOS ANGELES / MAY 20
I’ll be at Vromans Bookstore in Pasadena, 7 PM

You can pre-order Pleasantville now!

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Empire Breaks 23-year Ratings Record!

What a blessing to be part of this amazing show

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EMPIRE RENEWED FOR A SECOND SEASON!

Empire,” your new favorite TV show (and mine!) renewed for a second season.

Meet the writing staff that’s bringing you such great TV. Proud to be a part of it.

NEW PROMO FOR “EMPIRE”!

EMPIRE COMING THIS JANUARY ON FOX!

I made TheRoot#100 for 2014!