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McLarin Interviews Author Alice Walker for GBH’s Beyond the Page

Professor and Interim Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies Kim McLarin interviewed Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker for GBH’s virtual book club Beyond the Page, discussing some of Walker’s celebrated works, the role of an artist and writer in society, and answering audience questions.

Walker’s 1983 novel, The Color Purple, won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature and the National Book Award, making Walker the first African American woman to win these honors.

Among the best pieces of writing advice received and implemented in her work?

Be true to whoever you are, and be true to what you see yourself; and believe in your right to see it and to say it.

Watch the interview.

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