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Alice Walker

Alice Walker, author of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Color Purple," began writing at an early age in her home in Eatonton, Ga. Born in 1944 to a sharecropper family, Walker dreamed of giving back to the southern black community that had been so rich in love and support.

After her admission to Spelman College on full scholarship, the young writer pushed herself into the civil rights movement, attending marches in Washington and across the south. Her experiences as an activist and talented writer also earned her a scholarship to Sarah Lawrence University, where she eventually completed her undergraduate work. Walker's love for travel grew during student trips to Europe and Africa.




Best known for her graphic descriptions of southern black life, Walker's poetry, short stories and novels reach millions today. She continues to gain recognition as a talented, earning grants, teaching positions and lecturing privileges. Among her influences are travel, nature, spirituality, and her daughter and founder of Third-Wave feminism Rebecca Walker.

Check out these links dedicated to the accomplished author:

  • Anniina's Page
    The most complete and well organized collection of Alice Walker information on the Web, this site offers a detailed biography and links to interviews, excerpts, essays, poetry, e-texts, bibliographies and reviews.

  • Lit Chat with Alice Walker
    In this excerpt from a discussion between Walker and her Spelman College professor Howard Zimm, the author and poet discusses making "The Color Purple" into a movie with directing great Steven Spielberg, as well as her opinions on O.J. Simpson and "Waiting to Exhale."

  • Roger Ebert on "The Color Purple"
    Read this Chicago Sun-Times review by the infamous Roger Ebert. The PG-13 movie, starring Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey, got four stars in 1985. Two thumbs up!




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