Alice Walker is the pioneer author who gave us The Color Purple among seven outstanding, thoughtful novels, four collections of memorable short stories, four engrossing children’s books and a volume of essays that get to the heart of the matter. She will be honored as the first recipient of the NBCC Literary Legend Award.
In 1983, she won the esteemed Pulitzer Prize in Fiction and the National Book of the Year for The Color Purple, which was adapted into the blockbuster film starring Whoopi Goldberg and Danny Glover.
Her books–The Temple of My Familiar and Possessing The Secret of Joy–were New York Times best sellers.
In October 2018, Ms. Walker’s new collection of poems, Taking The Arrow Out of The Heart (37INK/Atria Books), will be released. Please visit her athttp://www.alicewalkersgarden.com./