Gathering Blossoms Under Fire: The Journals of Alice Walker, 1965-2000
Simon & Schuster
April 12, 2022
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About the Author
Alice Walker is a distinguished author and activist who has written dozens of books, including novels, poems, essays, short stories, and children's books. She was the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her novel The Color Purple, which also won the National Book Award in 1983. Walker's other books include The Third Life of Grange Copeland, The Temple of My Familiar, and Possessing the Secret of Joy. More than fifteen million copies of her books have been sold, and her work has been translated into more than two dozen languages. As an activist, Walker focuses on issues of inequality, poverty, and social injustice. Valerie Boyd is arts editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Her articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in Book, Ms., The Oxford American, The Washington Post, and African-American Review. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.