Attica Locke

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Attica Locke
Author Attica Locke
Author Attica Locke
Born1974 (age 44–45)
Houston, Texas, United States
GenreFiction, television, film

Attica Locke (born 1974 in Houston, Texas) is an American fiction author and a writer/producer for television and film.

Writing life[edit]

A graduate of Northwestern University, Locke was a fellow at the Sundance Institute's Feature Filmmakers Lab in 1999, studying screenwriting and directing.[1][2] She has written scripts for Paramount, Warner Bros., Disney, 20th Century Fox, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, HBO, and DreamWorks. She was a writer and producer on the Fox drama Empire.[3] Most recently, she was a writer and producer on Netflix’s When They See Us and also the upcoming Hulu adaptation of Little Fires Everywhere.

Personal life[edit]

A native of Houston, Texas, Locke lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and daughter.

She is member of the Writers Guild of America, West.



2013 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary ExcellenceThe Cutting Season, (award sponsored by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation; established in 2007 to honor Ernest Gaines' legacy)

2016 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, 2016 – Pleasantville – the award is sponsored by the University of Alabama School of Law and the American Bar Association Journal.

2018 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel of the Year – Bluebird, Bluebird

2018 Anthony Award for Best Novel – Bluebird, Bluebird

2018 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger AwardBluebird, Bluebird


For Bluebird Bluebird:

For Pleasantville:

For The Cutting Season:

For Black Water Rising:


  1. ^ Lopez, Steve (July 19, 1999). "Sundance Summer". Time.
  2. ^ Weems, Wend, "Attica Locke on Murder and Race in East Texas", Publishers Weekly, July 7, 2017.
  3. ^ , Netflix’s “When They See Us” and Hulu’s “Little Fires Everywhere”"About", Attica Locke website.
  4. ^ Stasio, Marilyn (2019-12-05). "The Best Crime Novels of the Year". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-12-09.
  5. ^

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