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Library: Julia Ideson Building

Date: 8/29/2018

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

HPL Quarterly

An Interview with Attica Locke

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | 6:30 PM
Julia Ideson Building | Auditorium

Will you be joining us?


Houston native, Hollywood writer Attica Locke talks about her latest award-winning mystery novel, Bluebird Bluebird, with a Houston Chronicle guest reporter. 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.


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