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Alice Walker is known throughout the world as a prize-winning fiction writer, an activist for the rights of all humans, an essayist, and as a woman who will speak her mind no matter what the cost. Much beloved and renowned for the Pulitzer Prize and American Book Award winning novel, The Color Purple, Walker has since written several books of poetry as well as books of essays and fiction. Other numerous awards include: the Lillian Smith Award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rosenthal Award from the National Institute of Arts & Letters, a nomination for the National Book Award, a Radcliffe Institute Fellowship, a Merrill Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Front Page Award for Best Magazine Criticism from the Newswoman’s Club of New York.
She is no stranger to sorrow or hard times, yet she continues to go to all corners of the world to shed light on topics too often hidden. Her talent as a writer brings these topics to the attention of the world, helping to not only start the conversation but mobilize the world to help and heal.
Hard Times Require Furious Dancing. (2010) is among her noted works. Recently, she has also published the Chicken Chronicles (2011), considered a memoir.
Alice Walker was born on February 9, 1944, in Eatonton, Georgia, the eighth and last child of Willie Lee and Minnie Lou Grant Walker. She received her bachelor of arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College in 1965. She was also a Civil Rights Activist and a part of the Women’s movement and created her own publishing company Wild Tress Press in 1984. Alice Walker lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
You can visit her official web site at www.alicewalkersgarden.com.