Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Late June Links

Attica Locke's new novel Black Water Rising was well-reviewed in the NY Times.

The Times also interviews Michael Thomas about winning the International Impac Dublin Literary Award for his novel Man Gone Down (Thomas worries about becoming a "poster boy for uplift.")

Penguin launched a site to bring more attention to their books that miss out on mainstream media attention. Nordette Adams marvels that Penguin's black authors must be getting lots of media play as they weren't included on Penguin's new site.

Author Lori Tharps is running an interview with me and giving away a copy of Children of the Waters, my new novel out today!

On The Root's Book Blog Felicia Pride wonders if people are going to pick up books written by President Obama's relatives (and discusses a few other cool topics, like Victor LaValle's new novel The Big Machine and the nominees for the 2009 Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards.)

Worucopia reminded me June is Gay Pride Month. James Baldwin, a black gay writer once said, "The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side." All too true.


Bernice L. McFadden said...

Happy Pub Date Mz. Lady! I am toasting you with glass of fresh vegetable and fruit juice and wishing you many more years of success!!

BTW -- Nordette Adams piece almost made my head explode...

Carleen Brice said...

Thanks B! And re Penguin: Tell me about it!

Donura said...

My first visit to your site and I have just put you in my reader. I had read Bernice and the Penquin "misstep" which is an understatement. That being said, the weight is still on "us" to spread the word and support all men and women authors of color, however we can. We are up to the task, just believe it.

Carleen Brice said...

Donura, Thanks for visiting and for saying we'rer up to the task! Very encouraging!

Doret said...

Reading Black Water Rising, its really good.