Alice Walker

Winner, Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Color Purple
Winner, National Book Award for Fiction for The Color Purple

Alice Walker is one of the most prolific and important writers of our time, known for her literary fiction, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Color Purple (which was also a major Broadway play), her many volumes of poetry, and her powerful nonfiction collections. She is the author of We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For, Possessing the Secret of Joy, The World Has Changed (edited by Rudolph P. Byrd), The Chicken Chronicles, The World Will Follow Joy, and The Cushion in the Road, all published by The New Press. Some of her other bestselling books include In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens, The Temple of My Familiar, By the Light of My Father’s Smile, and The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart. Her advocacy on behalf of the dispossessed has spanned the globe. She lives in Northern California.

News and Reviews

Utne Reader

Utne.com features an excerpt from Alice Walker's The Cushion in the Road

Oprah.com

Read an excerpt from Alice Walker's newest collection on Oprah.com

Maya Angelou was an indomitable spirit of great generosity, kindness, and love.

Democracy Now!

Amy Goodman interviews Alice Walker on Democracy Now!

Pages

Books by Alice Walker

The Chicken Chronicles
Sitting with the Angels Who Have Returned with My Memories: Glorious, Rufus, Gertrude Stein, Splendor, Hortensia, Agnes of God, the Gladyses, & Babe: A Memoir

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The Cushion in the Road
Meditation and Wandering as the Whole World Awakens to Being in Harm’s Way

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Possessing the Secret of Joy
A Novel

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We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For
Inner Light in a Time of Darkness

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The World Has Changed
Conversations with Alice Walker

Alice Walker, Rudolph P. Byrd

The World Will Follow Joy
Turning Madness into Flowers (New Poems)

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