Before Ta-Nehisi Coates: On James Alan McPherson’s “Crabcakes”

JAMES ALAN MCPHERSON’S memoir Crabcakes begins with the death of his tenant, Mrs. Channie Washington. A traditional memoir might have sketched McPherson’s upbringing: the strapped childhood in segregated Savannah, Georgia, as the son of an electrician and a maid, and his ascent to Harvard Law School in the late ’60s. He might have noted that […] The post Before Ta-Nehisi Coates: On James Alan McPherson’s “Crabcakes” appeared first on Los Angeles Review of Books. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Review of Books'

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How Ta-Nehisi Coates's Memoir Went From Page to Stage to HBO

An all-star cast came together, remotely and in socially distanced shoots, to turn Ta-Nehisi Coates’s memoir into a vivid amalgam of art, music and performance for HBO. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Oprah and Brad Pitt are adapting Ta-Nehisi Coates’ The Water Dancer.

It was announced earlier today that MGM is teaming with Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films, and director Kamilah Forbes on a film adaptation of National Book Award-winner Ta-Nehisi Coates’ 2019 bestselling novel, The Water Dancer. Coates’ debut novel tells the story of... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Debut Novel Mingles History and Fantasy

In “The Water Dancer,” which examines the psychological effects of slavery, a 12-year-old field hand discovers he has magical gifts. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Oprah’s latest book club pick is Ta-Nehisi Coates’ The Water Dancer.

The Third Age of Oprah’s Book Club began in earnest this morning as the beloved former talk show host and literary tastemaker revealed her first new selection in almost a year: Ta-Nihisi Coates’ debut novel, The Water Dancer. Making the announcement alongside Coates on CBS This Morning earlier... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Oprah’s Book Club is coming to Apple TV+, kicking off with Ta-Nehisi Coates’s ‘The Water Dancer’

Oprah Winfrey’s famed book club is about to start its third chapter with Apple TV+ and a philanthropic twist. Oprah Winfrey’s famed book club starts its third chapter on Apple TV+ with her first pick The Water Dancer, by Ta-Nehisi Coates, as well as the new TV series Oprah’s Book Club featuring... Continue reading at Fast Company

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'Black Panther' director Ryan Coogler will join Ta-Nehisi Coates at his L.A. book tour stop

National Book Award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates will bring his new book tour to Los Angeles in October, where he'll be joined by a special guest: "Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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‘Black Panther’ director Ryan Coogler will join Ta-Nehisi Coates at his L.A. book tour stop

National Book Award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates will bring his new book tour to Los Angeles in October, where he'll be joined by a special guest: "Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler. Coates is scheduled to discuss his forthcoming novel, "The Water Dancer," with Coogler at the West... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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BookExpo 2019: Ta-Nehisi Coates Tries His Hand at Fiction

Ta-Nehisi Coates, the bestselling author and MacArthur Fellowship recipient, is about to add novelist to the list. His debut novel, 'The Water Dancer' (One World, Sept.), follows a young man’s conflicted journey into the covert war on slavery. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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L.A. Times Book Prize finalists include Joyce Carol Oates and Ta-Nehisi Coates; John Rechy receives lifetime achievement award

Finalists for the 2017 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes include Joyce Carol Oates, Ron Chernow, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Jesmyn Ward. The awards will be presented on the campus of USC on April 20, the eve of the L.A. Times Festival of Books. Finalists for the book prizes, which are awarded in 10... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Cornel West’s Reckless Criticism of Ta-Nehisi Coates

It’s not an overstatement to say that, if you are a young writer who interrogates American race relations and white supremacy, Cornel West is the foundation upon which you stand. Alongside the likes of Kimberlé Crenshaw, Angela Davis, Toni Morrison, and, of course, James Baldwin, West’s work is... Continue reading at Slate

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One World Acquires Two Ta-Nehisi Coates Titles

The newly relaunched Random House imprint has acquired one nonfiction and one fiction work from the National Book Award winner, with the first slated for publication on its inaugural list in fall of 2017. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Ta-Nehisi Coates, Lauren Groff Among 2015 NBCC Finalists

Thirty finalists including 'Between the World and Me' author Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of 'Fates and Furies' Lauren Groff, and 'SPQR: A History of Rome' author Mary Beard are among those up for NBCC Awards. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Ta-Nehisi Coates packed the house at Davidson College talking on race

Coates – journalist, commentator, and National Book Award-winner – is seen by many as the voice of his generation on black America. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Ta-Nehisi Coates, Adam Johnson take prizes at the 2015 National Book Awards

Coates' 'Between the World and Me' and Johnson's 'Fortune Smiles' won the nonfiction and fiction awards, respectively, at this year's National Book Awards. Johnson's work is the second short story collection in two years to win the fiction prize. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Spiegel & Grau Moves Up Ta-Nehisi Coates Book

Spiegel & Grau is pushing up the publication date of Atlantic correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates’ new book, 'Between the World and Me,' which confronts issues of race in America, from September 8 to July 14. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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James Franco's 'Actors Anonymous' says a lot about James Franco

A barrage of self-indulgent snippets get in the way of a series of hazy short stories that can be, at times, engaging.When will James Franco slow down? The prince of perpetual motion continues his blur of activity, starring in movies, writing screenplays, attending classes, unveiling solo art... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Alan Grant obituary

British comic book writer responsible for shaping storylines for characters such as Judge Dredd, Batman and Strontium DogWhen the comic book writer Alan Grant, who has died aged 73, was at school in Scotland in the 1950s, he was regularly beaten by his teachers for being left-handed, and... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Register Today for AAPI Communities in Conversation #8 Featuring James Yang, Author of 'A Boy Named Isamu'

Yang is set to appear in conversation with Karen Wang of the New York Public Library. The live stream is set for Tuesday, August 2 at 1 PM ET. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Alan Tudyk on His Favorite Sci-Fi to Watch Right Now

The Resident Alien star—and science fiction fan—gave WIRED his picks for the best shows on TV, from Severance to Peacemaker. Continue reading at Wired

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