NEW YORK ( Associated Press) – Viola Davis’ latest honor is not for her acting but for her writing. Oscar-winning memoir “Find Me” is Oprah Winfrey’s new book club choice.
Next Tuesday’s “Find Me,” Davis travels from what she calls a “demolished apartment in Central Putte Road Island” in recognition of her work on stage and on screen. Many of her awards include the August Wilson Award for August Wilson Broadway Productions and the 2016 “Fence” Academy Adaptation Award..
“After reading the first paragraph, I knew this was the book I wanted to share with the world,” Winfrey said in a statement on Thursday. “I admire Viola for not only surviving all that she has done, but also for being a role model for the world as a famous actress, mother, wife and modern woman.
In a statement on Thursday, Davis described Winfrey’s support as “extraordinary.”
“My courage to share this story is equal to my fear,” Davis said. “Your recognition is like a big hug. Thank you for making me a champion and for giving me a platform to share the truth with the world.
Winfrey’s interview with Davis, which began on Friday, could be broadcast on Netflix. Winfrey and Davis speak at the OprahDaily.com interactive book club meeting on May 16.Winfrey Book Club Online Center.
Like Winfrey’s previous choice, Martha Beck’s “Find the Way to the True Self” Thursday’s announcement Winfrey has no reference to Apple’s partnership with the Ta-Nehisi Cots novel “Water Dancer” in September 2019. Winfrey spokesman Winfrey said he was currently working with Apple on a documentary about the deceased Sydney Poitier.The “human standard” note was a 2007 book club choice.