Monday, September 2, 2019

Coverage of Ta-Nehisi Coates's The Water Dancer

Ta-Nehisi Coates has written blog entries, news articles, memoir, and comic books. On September 24, he publishes a novel, The Water Dancer. Here's a roundup of the coverage on the book.

Oct 9: Ta-Nehisi Coates Is Not Perfect - Charles Mudede - The Stranger
Oct. 8: Ta-Nehisi Coates Talks Literature, Black Lives - Harrison Berry - Boise Weekly
Oct. 6: Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses new fiction novel “The Water Dancer” at ETHS - Molly Burke - The Daily Northwestern
Oct. 4: Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the depths of loss in his debut novel - Michelle  K. Massie - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Oct. 4: Ahead of Baltimore appearance, Ta-Nehisi Coates talks writing first novel - Chris Kaltenback - Baltimore Sun
Oct. 1: Ta-Nehisi Coates On His Debut Novel ‘The Water Dancer' - All in with Chris Hayes - MSNBC
Sept. 30: "It's Just Like Dancing": The Task of Remembering Slavery - Kimerer LaMothe - Psychology Today
Sept. 30: Find Out What New Book Your Favorite Celebs Can't Put Down - Keyaira Boone - Essence
Sept. 29: What Ta-Nehisi Coates Wants to Remember - Hannah Giorgis - The Atlantic
Sept. 27: Ta-Nehisi Coates with Ibram X. Kendi - Politics and Prose
Sept. 27: Ta-Nehisi Coates Discusses “The Water Dancer” -- Amanpour & Company/CNN
Sept. 26: Myth & Memory: Ta-Nehisi Coates’ The Water Dancer - Jesse Davis - Memphis Flyer
Sept. 26: In 'The Water Dancer,' Ta-Nehisi Coates Creates Magical Alternate History - Annalisa Quinn - NPR
Sept. 26: The Water Dancer is an electrifying debut - Renée Graham - Boston Globe
Sept. 25: Ta-Nehisi Coates: Works Of Fiction Can Communicate Real Facts - The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - YouTube 
Sept. 25: Ta-Nehisi Coates: The Supernatural Is Present In Slave Narratives - The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - YouTube 
Sept. 24: Memory is a superpower in Ta-Nehisi Coates' novel - PBS NewsHour - YouTube
Sept. 24: ‘The Water Dancer’: Ta-Nehisi Coates’ American Odyssey - David Fear - Rolling Stone
Sept. 24: Ta-Nehisi Coates on His Debut Novel “The Water Dancer,” Slavery & Reparations -  Amy Goodman - Democracy Now 
Sept. 24: Ta-Nehisi Coates is a great writer. His new book The Water Dancer is not a great novel. - Constance Grady - Vox
Sept. 24: Ta-Nehisi Coates on his new novel 'The Water Dancer' - The View - YouTube
Sept. 24: Ta-Nehisi Coates’ New Novel Crafts a Fresh Mythology from Slavery, Sci-Fi, and Hip-Hop - Evan Narcisse - io9
Sept. 24: Ta-Nehisi Coates On Magic, Memory And The Underground Railroad - Terry Gross - NPR
Sept. 24: Oprah Winfrey and Ta-Nehisi Coates Discuss 'The Water Dancer at Apollo - Suzy Evans - Hollywood Reporter
Sept. 24: Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Debut Novel Mingles History and Fantasy - Esi Edugyan - New York Times
Sept. 23: The Water Dancer is Winfrey's first Apple TV+ book club selection - Mike Wuerthele - Apple Insider
Sept. 23: Oprah Winfrey Selects ‘The Water Dancer’ by Ta-Nehisi Coates As First Pick For New Book Club - Anna Ben Yehuda Rahmanan - Forbes
Sept. 23: Ta-Nehisi Coates on Researching His New Novel - Penguin Random House - YouTube
Sept. 23: Oprah’s Book Club starts a new chapter with Apple - Apple
Sept. 23: Ta-Nehisi Coates Explores The Tension Between Escape, Family In 'The Water Dancer' - NPR
Sept. 23: Oprah Winfrey's latest book club pick is… Coates' The Water Dancer - Nick Romano - EW
Sept. 23: All of Ta-Nehisi Coates' Books, Including The Water Dancer - McKenzie Jean-Philippe - Oprah Mag
Sept. 23: Ta-Nehisi Coates Reveals the Inspiration Behind The Water Dancer - Leigh Haber - Oprah Mag
Sept. 23: Ta-Nehisi Coates Spent 10 Years Writing ‘The Water Dancer" - Helen Holmes - Observer
Sept. 23: Ta-Nehisi Coates' debut novel is 1 of year's best - Rob Merrill - abc news
Sept. 23: Winfrey picks Ta-Nehisi Coates novel for her book club - Hillel Italie - abc news
Sept. 23: The Water Dancer by the brilliant Ta-Nehisi Coates - Oprah Winfrey - Twitter
Sept. 23: My @oprahsbookclub pick “The Water Dancer” by Ta-Nehisi Coates is already #1 on @AppleBooks! - Oprah Winfrey - Twitter
Sept. 23: Starting with The Water Dancer by the incredible Ta-Nehisi Coates - Tim Cook - Twitter
Sept. 23: I’m reading this powerful book - Tyler Perry - Twitter
Sept. 23: Coates reimagines the plight of American slaves in the mythical Water Dancer - Ines Bellina - AV Club
Sept. 23: Oprah's New Book Club Pick: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates - OWN
Sept. 23: Oprah's new book club pick: Ta-Nehisi Coates' "The Water Dancer" - David Morgan - CBS News
Sept. 23: In Ta-Nehisi Coates’s ‘The Water Dancer,’ a slave takes a magical journey - Ron Charles - Washington Post
Sept. 22: Ta-Nehisi Coates imagines a magical means to freedom - Chris Barton - Los Angeles Times
Sept. 20: The Water Dancer - Michael Adam Carroll - Ploughshares
Sept. 20: 'The Water Dancer,' by Ta-Nehisi Coates - Angela Ajayi - Star Tribune
Sept. 20: In ‘The Water Dancer,’ Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Debut Novel, a Slave Tries to Control His Special Powers - Dwight Garner - New York Times
Sept. 18: Longform Podcast: #360: Ta-Nehisi Coates and Chris Jackson - Longform
Sept. 17: How Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Novel Reckons With the Past - Eric Herschthal - The New Republic
Sept. 16: Coates' debut novel is a magical, gorgeously evocative achievement - Leah Greenblatt - EW
Sept. 13: Coates’ ‘Water Dancer’ proves he’s also a first-rate novelist - Kevin Canfield - Dateboook SF Chronicle 
Sept. 12: Best literature and fiction of September - Erin Kodicek and Chris Schluep - Amazon Book Review
Sept. 9: Fall 2019’s Must-Read Novels - Elizabeth Rowe - Bookish
Sept. 2: The 12 best books to read this Sept., according to Amazon's editors - Ciannah Gin - Business Insider
Sept. 1: Ta-Nehisi Coates Wades Into Literary Fiction with 'The Water Dancer' - Cybil - Goodreads
Aug. 30: The 42 Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2019 - Annabel Gutterman - TIME
Aug. 29: Our Fiction Editor Previews the Best of the Fall Season - Laurie Muchnick - Kirkus
Aug. 28: September’s Best New Fiction - Sarah Skilton - B & N Reads
Aug. 28: Fall literary preview: 28 books you need to read now - Laura Pearson - Chicago Tribune
Aug 28: 17 New Books to Watch For in September - Joumana Khatib - New York Times
Aug. 26: Fall Books Preview: The 40 biggest titles of the season - Dave Canfield and Seija Rankin - EW
Aug. 26: The 10 books to read in September - Bethanne Patrick - Washington Post
Aug. 22: The 26 Best New Books You Need to Read This Fall - Brenda Janowitz - Pop Sugar
Aug. 12: Between Jesmyn and Ta-Nehisi - Katie Kosma - Longreads
Aug. 7: Why Ta-Nehisi Coates thinks fiction can save America - Cyrena Touros - The Week
Aug. 6: Ta-Nehisi Coates reads from novel 'The Water Dancer' - Vanity Fair
Aug. 6: The Beautiful Power of Ta-Nehisi Coates - Jesmyn Ward - Vanity Fair
July: The Water Dancer review - Booklist - Vanessa Bush
July 1: The Water Dancer - Kirkus Review
June 11: The Water Dancer - Publishers Weekly
June 3: Conduction - Ta-Nehisi Coates - New Yorker
May: The Water Dancer - Good Reads
Feb. 12: First Look at Cover of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Forthcoming Novel - Concepción de León - New York Times

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