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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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

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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!

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