Alice Walker 

Alice Walker is an internationally celebrated writer, poet and activist whose books include seven novels, four collections of short stories, four children’s books, and volumes of essays and poetry.  She won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction in 1983 and the National Book Award.

Her work has been translated into more than two dozen languages, and her books have sold more than fifteen million copies. Along with the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, Walker, in 2006, was honored as one of the inaugural inductees into the California Hall of Fame.

Her upcoming nonfiction work, Gathering Blossoms Under Fire: The Journals of Alice Walker, will be a book of lasting significance—tracing her development as an artist, human rights activist and intellectual.