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Attica Locke - Author


Attica Locke's first novel, Black Water Rising, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, nominated for an Edgar Award, an NAACP Image Award and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Attica is also a screenwriter who has written for Paramount, Warner Bros, Disney, Twentieth Century Fox, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, HBO, Dreamworks and Silver Pictures. She was a fellow at the Sundance Institute's Feature Filmmakers Lab and is a graduate of Northwestern University. A native of Houston, Texas, Attica lives in Los Angeles, with her husband and daughter.

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If you like Attica Locke you might also like to read books by James Ellroy, Val McDermid and John Grisham.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Attica Locke

Pleasantville by Attica Locke
Pleasantville
Attica Locke
Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. 1996 election night in Pleasantville, a suburb of Houston built in 1949 as a community for “Negro families of means and class”, home now to many who have been involved...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/03/2016
Pleasantville by Attica Locke
Pleasantville
Attica Locke
Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. Shortlisted for the Goldsboro Gold Dagger Award 2015. April 2015 Book of the Month. 1996 election night in Pleasantville, a suburb...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/04/2015
The Cutting Season by Attica Locke
The Cutting Season
Attica Locke
September 2012 eBook of the Month. Gripping, atmospheric and tragic. Top class literary crime fiction from the Orange Prize shortlisted author of Black...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/07/2013
The Cutting Season by Attica Locke
The Cutting Season
Attica Locke
Gripping, atmospheric and tragic. Top class literary crime fiction from the Orange Prize shortlisted author of Black Water Rising. Just after dawn, Caren walks the grounds of Belle Vie, the plantation house in Louisiana that she has managed for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/07/2013
Black Water Rising by Attica Locke
Black Water Rising
Attica Locke
An atmospheric and stylish thriller from a new author, with comparisons to John Grisham. A tightly woven plot will keep you involved and intrigued until the end. "If you liked Chinatown, you’ll love this. A proper rollicking read. Anyone...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/04/2010

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