First Draft Episode #285: Angie Thomas
Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give and On the Come Up talks about her latest book, Concrete Rose, as well as the upcoming Blackout.
Links to Topics Mentioned In This Episode:
Richard Wright, author of novel Native Son and memoir Black Boy, among many other works, was born in Mississippi
Passions, soap opera 1999-2008
Pete Rich, Emmy-winning writer on many soap operas, including Passions
The Angie Thomas Writers Scholarship at Belhaven University
Howard Bahr, author of The Black Flower: A Novel of the Civil War, and Angie’s professor at Belhaven University
Brooks Sherman, literary agent at Janklow & Nesbit Associates
The Writer’s Voice and #PitMad are both off-shoots of Pitch Wars
Brenda Drake, New York Times bestselling author of Thunderstruck and Analiese Rising, and founder of Pitch Wars and #PitMad
Russel Hornsby portrayed Maverick Carter in the movie The Hate U Give
Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of The Belles series and co-author of Tiny Pretty Things with Sona Charaiporta (listen to her First Draft interview here), which is now a Netflix TV show! Listen to Dhonielle’s First Draft interview here and here.
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Jason Reynolds - New York Times bestselling author of critically acclaimed books, including National Book Award finalist Ghost, Newberry and Printz-honored Long Way Down, Coretta Scott King Honoree As Brave as You, and his latest, middle grade Look Both Ways, which was just named to the National Book Award Longlist for Young People’s Literature.
Becky Albertalli - New York Times bestselling author of Simon Versus the Homo Sapiens Agenda and Leah on the Off Beat and co-author of What if it’s Us WHAT IF IT’S US, with Adam Silvera and Yes, No, Maybe So with Aisha Saeed (listen to their First Draft interview here)
Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin and Dear Justyce, Odd One Out, Clean Getaway, and Jackpot
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Direct download: FD_-_Angie_Thomas_mixdown.mp3
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