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Alice Walker

American author and activist

1944   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
native language: English
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: Sarah Lawrence College, Spelman College, Russell Sage College
occupation: writer, poet, novelist, essayist, university teacher, civil rights advocate, educator, short story writer, children's writer, screenwriter, actor, film producer, climate activist
award received: Guggenheim Fellowship, National Book Award for Fiction, Lillian Smith Book Award, Humanist of the Year, Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Candace Award, California Hall of Fame, Carl Sandburg Literary Award, LennonOno Grant for Peace, O. Henry Award

Alice Malsenior Tallulah-Kate Walker (born February 9, 1944) is an American novelist, short story writer, poet, anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist, and social activist. In 1982, she became the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, which she was awarded for her novel The Color Purple. Over the span of her career, Walker has published seventeen novels and short story collections, twelve non-fiction works, and collections of essays and poetry.
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