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 several volumes of essays and poetry. In addition to many other awards, she won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction in 1983 and the National Book Award for her novel The Color Purple.
Walker has written many bestsellers, among them, The Temple of My Familiar, By The Light of My Father’s Smile, Possessing the Secret of Joy, and We are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For: Inner Light in a Time of Darkness. Her other novels are: The Third Life of Grange Copeland, Meridian, and Now Is the Time To Open Your Heart. Her short story collections include: In Love & Trouble: Stories of Black Women, You Can’t Keep A Good Woman Down, and The Way Forward Is With A Broken Heart. She has also written several volumes of poetry, including Once, Revolutionary Petunias, Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful, Good Night, Willie Lee, I’ll See You In the Morning, Her Blue Body Everything We Know, Absolute Trust In the Goodness of the Earth, Hard Times Require Furious Dancing, and The World Will Follow Joy: Turning Madness Into Flowers.