- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 11, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - Prize-winning nonfiction author, journalist and comic book writer Ta-Nehisi Coates says he and his family won’t be moving into a recently purchased New York City brownstone because of media attention.

Coates says once word of the $2.1 million sale was published in various media outlets along with his new home address he and his family knew they couldn’t live there for personal safety reasons.

He wrote about it Monday in The Atlantic, where he’s a national correspondent. He writes that although his newfound fame helped him buy the Brooklyn home it has its downside, including more scrutiny and less privacy.

Coates’ 2015 book “Between the World and Me” won the National Book Award for Nonfiction. The book is an open letter to his son about race and police violence.

Coates also is working on a new Black Panther comic book series for Marvel.

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