Lolita Files is a 1-Time AALBC.com Bestselling Author
Lolita Files was Voted the #45 Favorite Author of the 20th Century
Lolita Files is a contemporary African-American author, screenwriter, and producer. Among her six bestselling novels are book club favorites Scenes from a Sistah and Child of God. Files has a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Florida and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
In 2005, rap artist Kanye West optioned the film rights of her fourth novel, Child of God. Files reclaimed the film rights for Child of God in 2009. Files’ sixth novel, sex.lies.murder.fame,; was optioned for film by Carolyn Folks for Entertainment Studios. Files adapted the screenplay. sex.lies.murder.fame went into production in summer 2015. Files also co-wrote the adaptation of award-winning novelist/playwright/essayist/poet Pearl Cleage’s bestselling book, Babylon Sisters, to be directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker, artist, and educator Ayoka Chenzira. In 2014, the film rights for Child of God were optioned by Gee Roberson of The Blueprint Group and Brian Sher of Category 5 Entertainment with Files co-producing the film adaptation.
Files is currently developing projects for television and film with her writing partner, Detroit native Jay Anthony White. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and a professional member of PEN, the world’s oldest and leading human rights and international literary organization.
Listen to an Interview of Lotita Files Interviewed by Lee E. Meadows on Detroit’s WPON’s “Book Beat” Radio Program February 4, 1999
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