Incredible five days at the Ace...
What an honor to work with these amazing women!
See you next year, either here or...in Bequia!
Not my favorite pic, but...still nice. Thanks to the inimitable David Fenton. The best collaborator a girl could have.
Looking forward to teaching by the sea...
Speaking about my favorite book of 2016: THIS SIDE OF PROVIDENCE.
See you there!
Talking Adé and other love stories...
As I talk writing and publishing with the lovely Jillian Lauren...
My keynote: Beyoncé's anthem FORMATION as a blueprint for feminist therapy. Sustaining Feminism For The Future.
In which my keynote discusses the new, progressive Hollywood and all its wonders and inconsistencies.
In conversation with my dear friend and fellow writer in the struggle, Danzy Senna...
A wonderful weekend. We are looking forward to #JLF in #Bhutan!
“I want to say Adé reads like a memoir, but this heartbreaking, poetic tale of romance versus reality does more than that: it reads like truth. Lush, sensual, seductive, Adéis written with as much love as the story it tells.”
–MAT JOHNSON, author of Pym
“In luminous, dreamlike prose, Rebecca Walker has written more than a love story: Adé explores the difficulty of fleeing one's origins, of relinquishing privilege, even in the name of love.”
—DANZY SENNA, author of You Are Free and Caucasia
“Brief and intense, Adé is a surprise gem—a sensuous feast of food, sex, danger and the life of awakened senses from one of our most celebrated nonfiction writers. A lyrical novel as timeless as Marguerite Duras’ The Lover.”
—MOLLY PEACOCK, author of The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life's Work at 72
“If you've ever dared to love outside the predictable geography of your origins, or wished you had, this beautiful novel will grab your heart and not let go.”
—BLISS BROYARD, author of One Drop: My Father's Hidden Life-A Story of Race and Family Secrets
Much has been written about Jean-Michel Basquiat, the childlike savant and startlingly brilliant neo-expressionist who went down in a ball of heroin, cocaine and rage before his prime — before he could see his paintings sell at Christie's for $49 million, before he was compared to Picasso and de Kooning. Since his death in 1988, he has been immortalized in countless museum catalogues and even more Ph.D theses, and rendered larger than life on the silver screen by none other than the king of the eighties art world himself, Julian Schnabel.