Magic City Books is proud to present an exclusive event featuring Ta-Nehisi Coates in conversation with Damon Lindelof celebrating the paperback release of Coates's "The Water Dancer." Each ticket includes one paperback copy of "The Water Dancer" and one link to the video event on Monday, November 30th at 7:00 p.m. Ticket holders may choose to pick up their book in store, or have their book shipped for an additional charge.
About "The Water Dancer": Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her–but was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency in Hiram and a daring scheme: to escape from the only home he’s ever known. So begins an unexpected journey that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia’s proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the Deep South to dangerously idealistic movements in the North. Even as he’s enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, Hiram’s resolve to rescue the family he left behind endures.
Ta-Nehisi Coates is a distinguished writer in residence at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. He is the author of the bestselling books "The Beautiful Struggle," "We Were Eight Years in Power," and "Between The World And Me," which won the National Book Award in 2015. His first novel, The Water Dancer, was released in paperback in November 2020. Ta-Nehisi is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. He is also the current author of the Marvel comics The Black Panther and Captain America.
Damon Lindelof is a screenwriter, comic book writer, and producer. Among his accolades, he received two Primetime Emmy Awards, from ten nominations. In 2010, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Lindelof is best known as the creator and showrunner of numerous critically acclaimed television series, such as the ABC science fiction drama series Lost (2004–2010), the HBO supernatural drama series The Leftovers (2014–2017), and the HBO superhero limited series Watchmen (2019).