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18/04/1983 Alice Walker author of "The Color Purple" receives Pulitzer Prize


BookTV: Alice Walker, "The Color Purple" 30 Years Later


Alice Walker on "The Color Purple": Racism, Violence Against Women Are Global Issues


The Color Purple: Alice Walker on Her Classic Novel, Speilberg's Film, and the Broadway Adaptation


Alice Walker, A Reading from the Color Purple


Writers Uncensored: Alice Walker: The Color Purple

The Color Purple is an epistolary novel by Alice Walker who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction. It was later adapted into a film and musical of the same name. Taking place mostly in rural Georgia, the story focuses on the life of African-American women in the Southern United States in the 1930s.