Attica Locke

Interviewed 21 December 2019

Attica Locke

Attica Locke was born in Texas and satisfactorily educated there. She is one of seven siblings, made possible through many divorces and different family configurations. She is quite short and sensitive about it. Her 12-year-old daughter has already passed her in height. Attica spends her days struggling with how to project parental authority on a being who is looking down on you.

She drinks too much red wine, but has come to accept this about herself.

A former fellow at the Sundance Institute’s Feature Filmmaker’s Lab, Attica works as a screenwriter as well.  Most recently, she was a writer and producer on Netflix’s When They See Us and the Hulu adaptation of Little Fires Everywhere. She loves reading, the Bachelor franchise, and some prestige television.

Attica is a native of Houston, Texas, and now lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and daughter.


Books by Attica Locke

Bluebird, Bluebird

Texas Ranger Darren Mathews is suspended from duty but makes his own way to a small East Texas town where a double murder shows signs of being racially inspired.

Reviewed on 25 November 2017 by Chris Roberts