Rebecca Walker

author and TV writer

Biography

Rebecca Walker is an award-winning writer and lecturer, named by Time magazine as one of the most influential leaders of her generation. In addition to editing five anthologies, she is the author of the memoirs Black, White and Jewish and Baby Love, and the novel Adé: A Love Story, which will be adapted for film with Madonna directing if all the lawyers in Los Angeles agree on the terms. Of late, she’s worked in the writer’s room of the Amazon Prime dramedy, One Mississippi, based on the life of comedian Tig Notaro, and made a surprise appearance on the cultural phenomenon that is Transparent. A recent transplant from Maui, she now lives with a mixture of ambivalence and optimism in Los Angeles.