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Interesting Facts:

Alice Walker was the first African-American ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction

Has written 5 novels, 4 books of essays and 5 poetry books

Alice Walker and her ex-husband, Melvyn Leventhal, were the first legally married interracial couple to live in the state of Mississippi

Alice Walker created and taught the first class in the country dedicated to African-American Women Writers at Wellesley College

Awards/Accomplishments:
Pulitzer Prize, 1983 - The Color Purple
Lillian Smith Award from the National Endowment for the Arts
Rosenthal Award from the National Institute of Arts & Letters
Nomination for the National Book Award
Radcliffe Institute Fellowship
Merrill Fellowship
Guggenheim Fellowship
Front Page Award for Best Magazine Criticism
Townsend Prize
Lyndhurst Prize

 


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