BIG – NO, HUGE – NEWS!

I’m proud to announce that I’ve joined the staff of the new Fox show, Empire, coming in 2015, as a co-producer and writer. I am so excited about this show. Y’all ready for this? Check out the official trailer at the link.

THE CUTTING SEASON WINS THE ERNEST J. GAINES AWARD

Ernest J. Gaines

Ernest J. Gaines

I am proud to announce The Cutting Season was awarded the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence on January 23rd of this year at ceremony hosted by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation in Louisiana. The highlight of my trip, besides sharing a stage with Mr. Gaines, was spending a warm afternoon having lunch with Mr. Gaines and his beautiful wife, Dianne. This is me in his back yard, standing in the entryway to the old plantation church and school he restored.

In Point Coupee Parish

In Point Coupee Parish

LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS PODCAST

My thoughts on books, race, film, Obama, Louisiana, Texas, crime and more…

Los Angeles Review of Books Podcast – Attica Locke

MY TALK WITH WALTER MOSLEY

As a part of Writing From California’s “Tales From Two Cities” Conference, and in conjunction with the Los Angeles Library Foundation’s ALOUD series, I had the pleasure of interviewing one of my favorites, Mr. Walter Mosley. Watch it here:

2/20/14 – Attica Locke & Walter Mosley at the Los Angeles Public Library

ATTICA LOCKE ON “TELL ME MORE” ON NPR

What a lovely chat with Tell Me More’s Michel Martin on NPR.

Books, Movies and Motherhood. Listen here: Tell Me More, Jan 29, 2014

READINGS AND SPECIAL EVENTS IN 2014!

KEY WEST, FL / JAN 9-12
I’ll be participating this year’s Key West Literary Seminar: The Dark Side
Session One is SOLD OUT, but check out Session Two with Sara Gran, Michael Connelly, Lee Child and more.

BATON ROUGE, LA / JAN 23
As the 2013 winner of the Ernest J. Gaines Literary Award, I’ll be doing a public reading at the Manship Theater in downtown Baton Rouge. Check their website for more details.

ST. PETERSBURG, FL / JAN 24-25
I’ll be teaching a workshop at the Eckerd College Writers’ Conference: Writers in Paradise. And doing a reading with none other than Laura Lippman!

PALM SPRINGS, CA / FEB 8
I’ll be doing a reading and signing at the Palm Springs Library.

LOS ANGELES, CA / FEB 20
I’ll be in conversation with Walter Mosley at the LA Public Library, as part of the ALOUD series.

WHITTIER, CA / MAR 15
I’ll be a featured speaker at the Whittier Bookfaire.

LOS ANGELES, CA / APR 12-13
I’ll be joining the fun at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

LITTLE ROCK, AK / APR 24-27
I’ll be at the Arkansas Literary Festival.

IRVINE, CA / MAY 10
I’m honored to participate in the 21st Annual Festival of Women Authors, put on the Literary Guild of Orange County.

Buy The Cutting Season now!

THE CUTTING SEASON IN PAPERBACK THIS FALL!

Pre-Order The Cutting Season now!

And check me out at one of the following events this Fall!

HARTFORD, CT / SEPT 26
Authors at Amistad
Hoffman Auditorium, University of Saint Joseph 5:30 – 7:30 pm

WILTON, CT / SEPT 27
Wilton Library, 7pm

SPARTANBURG, SC / OCT 24
Fall for Reading event at the Headquarters Library, 7pm

AND EXCITING NEWS FOR 2014!

I’ll be at the KEY WEST LITERARY SEMINAR / JAN 9-12
Along with such luminaries as Scott Turow, Laura Lippman, Stephen L. Carter and Joyce Carol Oates, just to name a few.
Register here!

READINGS & SIGNINGS IN 2013!

HOUSTON / FEB 13
Houston Public Library Central Branch, 6pm

CLEVELAND / FEB 28
Cuyahoga County Public Library, 7pm

LOS ANGELES / MAR 9
Cal State Fullerton, Day of Authors

LOS ANGELES / APR 16
Santa Clarita Library, Valencia Branch, 7pm

LOS ANGELES / APR 20
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

SANTA BARBARA / JUN 1
Women’s Literary Festival

MISSION VIEJO / JUN 12
Mission Viejo Library, 7pm
Call 949-830-7100 ext 5105 for reservations.

CHAUTAUQUA INSTITUTION / JUL 11
Part of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle speaking series
Hall of Philosophy 3:30 – 4:30 pm

HARTFORD, CT / SEPT 26
Authors at Amistad
Hoffman Auditorium, University of Saint Joseph 5:30 – 7:30 pm

More to come!

Buy The Cutting Season now!

READINGS & SIGNINGS THIS FALL!

LONDON / SEPT 13
Stratford East Picturehouse, in connection with Newham Bookshop
Get tickets here

NEW YORK / SEPT 18
Brooklyn Book Festival, 7pm (click here for more info)

BOSTON / SEPT 19
On stage with Dennis Lehane!
Newtonville Books, 7pm

LOS ANGELES / SEPT 22, 24 & 26
United California African-American Bookclubs event, 9/22 (click here for more info)
Skylight Books, 9/24, 7pm
Vroman’s Bookstore, 9/26, 7pm

HOUSTON / OCT 1, 2, & 3
University of Houston, 10/1, 4 – 6:30pm (click here for more info)
Brazos Bookstore, 10/2, 7pm
Blue Willow Bookshop, 10/3, 7pm

LOS ANGELES / OCT 9
In discussion with Erica Edwards about the future of African-American literature in the age of Obama, part of the ALOUD series at LA’s Central Library.
Reserve a seat

NEW ORLEANS / OCT 11
Newcombe College Center for Research on Women, Tulane, 7pm

NASHVILLE / OCT 12
Southern Festival of Books (click here for more info)

LOS ANGELES / OCT 22
Vroman’s Bookstore, 7pm

AUSTIN / OCT 27
Texas Book Festival (click here for more info)

CORONA / NOV 17
Reading and Q&A, 2pm (click here for more info)

Order now!

LEIMERT PARK BOOK FAIR THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 30TH

The Leimert Park Book Fair is becoming one of the premier cultural events in Los Angeles. Dozens of authors and panels and lots of good food and stuff for the kids. If you’re in the area, be sure to check it out. I’ll be on the Mystery Writers Panel at 1:00 pm, along with Gary Phillips, Gar Haywood, Joel Engel and Pamela Samuels Young. We’ll be signing books too!