March 10, 2016
All We Had to have its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival. Based on Annie Weatherwax's 2014 novel, Katie Holmes' feature directorial debut is an enriching coming-of-age drama about a resilient mother and daughter who find strength in each other.
January 1, 2016
I am happy to announce that I will be a regular blogger for Ploughshares Magazine. Once a month I'll be writing about the link between language and visual art.
August 27, 2015
Annie Weatherwax was in New York this week to meet up with Katie Holmes, who’s directing and starring in an adaptation of Weatherwax’s 2014 novel, “All We Had.”
July 22, 2015
Katie Holmes talks about All We Had on Good Morning America.
July 14, 2015
I am thrilled to be a "first" for legendary literary agent, Esther Newberg.
January 27, 2016
All We Had
A Must Read & finalist for the 2015 Massachusetts Book Award.
May 8, 2015
"...because Josh Boone (director of “The Fault in Our Stars”) signed up to pen the script, this [movie] should get made."
February 20, 2015
“[A] wonderful debut novel, in turn humorous and gut-wrenching. Don't miss it.”
January 15, 2015
“Art has saved my life over and over again,” she volunteers. Weatherwax sees something of herself in her “tomboyish” character Ruthie. And the act of creating has been a form of “salvation” that got her through some tough times—including an “awful” coming-out process.
January 8, 2015
Best Book by Debut Author "...beautiful voice, amazing characters, fabulous prose..."
December 18, 2014
Annie Weatherwax on humor, dyslexia, artistic evaluation and seeing.
November 29, 2014
The story behind the book All We Had
November 23, 2014
September 18, 2014
"All We Had rises above the trend."
September 11, 2014
Katie Holmes will make her directorial debut and star in the mother-daughter drama All We Had, based on the Annie Weatherwax novel. Tribeca Prods. partner Jane Rosenthal will produce with VP of production Berry Welsh. Josh Boone, director of The Fault in Our Stars, has come on board to adapt the script.
September 4, 2014
"The most profound insights in All We Had have to do with...an erosion of empathy, an insistence on maintaining the same hierarchical code that bars upward mobility for others, and a willingness to abandon one’s identity. ... There’s much to recommend in this lovely debut novel, but the best of its virtues are these truths."
August 17, 2014
"All We Had alternates between black comedy and heart-breaking realism...Vivid and original...Ruthie's voice, sharp, worldly wise, is what drives this book."
August 15, 2014
"Weatherwax has always considered herself a visual artist who has made a living as a painter and sculptor. But in noting the similarities between writing and making art, she explains, “as a writer, you’re painting a picture in the reader’s mind.”
August 14, 2014
"Part commentary on the subprime crisis past, comic novel All We Had keeps you reading for its small observations..."
August 8, 2014
"AnnieWeatherwax...crafts three-dimensional, multifaceted characters and infuses gritty humor and poignancy into the story of the hardscrabble existence of a mother and daughter.Weatherwax's tight dialogue and short, emotionally charged scenes examine hope, the meaning of home and the unbreakable bond of love between mother and daughter."
August 6, 2014
"Phil's Kitchen was littered with crap." Best first sentence from a new novel.
July 30, 2014
"Katie Holmes Options Annie Weatherwax's All We Had"
July 14, 2014
"Weatherwax's first novel is an intimate portrayal of poverty and need and a quiet commentary on American Culture. An eccentric...cast of characters, from the transgender waitress to the old couple with the hardware store, add an endearing quality to this thought-provoking coming-of-age story."
May 19, 2014
"...a remarkably authentic story of folks on the skids...Weatherwax’s smart style, crisp narrative, sharp dialogue, and vivid descriptions send a powerful message: there is hope hidden in despair."