Lots of writers have been talking about a hoped-for "Obama effect" on sales of books by black authors. Post-Obama, race isn't just on the minds of writers. NBC is developing a sitcom based on the book Making Friends with Black People. We know how Hollywood likes to steal, er, build on ideas. Hey ABC, CBS and FOX, how about a show called Making Friends with Black Authors? A white reader (or bookseller) meets a black writer and hilarity and warmth ensue. Any takers?
Thanks to thegritsbookclub for the link to this story.