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Alice Walker

Pulitzer Prize & National Book Award-Winning Author; Best Known for "The Color Purple"

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 Alice Walker Biography

Alice Walker is an internationally celebrated writer, poet and activist best known for the novel “The Color Purple,” for which she won the National Book Award for hardcover fiction, and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Walker has written many bestsellers; among them, “The Temple of My Familiar,” “By The Light of My Father’s Smile,” and “Possessing the Secret of Joy.” This novel led to the 1993 book and documentary film “Warrior Marks: Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women,” both collaborations with British-Indian filmmaker Pratibha Parmar.

Her other work includes “The Third Life of Grange Copeland,” “Meridian,” and “Now Is the Time To Open Your Heart.” She has written multiple short story collections, including: “In Love & Trouble: Stories of Black Women” and “You Can’t Keep A Good Woman Down.” She has also authored seven volumes of poems.

Her work has been translated into more than two dozen languages, and her books have sold more than fifteen million copies. Along with the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, Walker was honored as one of the inaugural inductees into the California Hall of Fame in 2006. In 2007, her archives were opened to the public at Emory University in her birth state of Georgia. In 2010, she presented the keynote address at The 11th Annual Steve Biko Lecture at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Walker has been an activist all of her adult life. She is a staunch defender not only of human rights, but of the rights of all living beings. She is one of the world’s most prolific writers, yet continues to travel the world to literally stand on the side of the poor, and the economically, spiritually and politically oppressed. She also stands, however, on the side of the revolutionaries, teachers and leaders who seek change and transformation of the world.

Walker’s most recent work includes three new published books, one of them entitled “The Cushion in the Road: Meditation and Wandering as the Whole World Awakens to Being in Harm's Way.” The others, both books of poems, are entitled “The World Will Follow Joy Turning Madness into Flowers” and "Taking The Arrow Out Of The Heart." She was awarded the Mahmoud Darwish Literary Prize for Fiction in 2016.

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

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

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

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

Hard Times Require Furious Dancing: New Poems (A Palm of Her Hand Project)

Hard Times Require Furious Dancing: New Poems (A Palm of Her Hand Project)

Possessing the Secret of Joy: A Novel

Possessing the Secret of Joy: A Novel

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

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

The Color Purple

The Color Purple

Speaking Topics
  • An Evening With Alice Walker


    • The Women's Movement
    • Poetry
    • Apartheid
    • Anti-nuclear Movement
    • Violence Against Women
    • Economic Justice
    • The Color Purple
    • Readings and Observations of Life

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Alice Walker

Pulitzer Prize & National Book Award-Winning Author; Best Known for "The Color Purple"

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Alice Walker Biography

Alice Walker is an internationally celebrated writer, poet and activist best known for the novel “The Color Purple,” for which she won the National Book Award for hardcover fiction, and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Walker has written many bestsellers; among them, “The Temple of My Familiar,” “By The Light of My Father’s Smile,” and “Possessing the Secret of Joy.” This novel led to the 1993 book and documentary film “Warrior Marks: Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women,” both collaborations with British-Indian filmmaker Pratibha Parmar.

Her other work includes “The Third Life of Grange Copeland,” “Meridian,” and “Now Is the Time To Open Your Heart.” She has written multiple short story collections, including: “In Love & Trouble: Stories of Black Women” and “You Can’t Keep A Good Woman Down.” She has also authored seven volumes of poems.

Her work has been translated into more than two dozen languages, and her books have sold more than fifteen million copies. Along with the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, Walker was honored as one of the inaugural inductees into the California Hall of Fame in 2006. In 2007, her archives were opened to the public at Emory University in her birth state of Georgia. In 2010, she presented the keynote address at The 11th Annual Steve Biko Lecture at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Walker has been an activist all of her adult life. She is a staunch defender not only of human rights, but of the rights of all living beings. She is one of the world’s most prolific writers, yet continues to travel the world to literally stand on the side of the poor, and the economically, spiritually and politically oppressed. She also stands, however, on the side of the revolutionaries, teachers and leaders who seek change and transformation of the world.

Walker’s most recent work includes three new published books, one of them entitled “The Cushion in the Road: Meditation and Wandering as the Whole World Awakens to Being in Harm's Way.” The others, both books of poems, are entitled “The World Will Follow Joy Turning Madness into Flowers” and "Taking The Arrow Out Of The Heart." She was awarded the Mahmoud Darwish Literary Prize for Fiction in 2016.

Alice Walker Videos

  • Alice Walker - Keynote Contemplation By Design Summit 2017
    Alice Walker, spiritual and political activist and acclaimed author of "The Color Purple," gives a talk at Memorial Church on the joys and struggles...
  • Alice Walker interview (1998)
    Alice Walker on her latest novel, 'By the Light of My Father's Smile.'
  • Alice Walker | Talks at Google
    In October, 2010, Alice Walker joined Googlers in Mountain View for a day of conversation and readings from her latest book of poetry, Hard Times...

Alice Walker Books

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Alice Walker Speaking Topics

  • An Evening With Alice Walker


    • The Women's Movement
    • Poetry
    • Apartheid
    • Anti-nuclear Movement
    • Violence Against Women
    • Economic Justice
    • The Color Purple
    • Readings and Observations of Life

FAQs on booking Alice Walker

  • How to book Alice Walker?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Alice Walker for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Alice Walker, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Alice Walker or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Alice Walker?

    Booking fees for Alice Walker, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Alice Walker, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Alice Walker?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Alice Walker for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Alice Walker for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Alice Walker or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Alice Walker or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Alice Walker is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Alice Walker for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Alice Walker generally travels from Mendocino County, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Angela Davis, Nikki Giovanni, Julianne Malveaux, Donna Brazile and Spike Lee. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Alice Walker for an upcoming event.

Alice Walker Speaker Videos

  • Alice Walker - Keynote Contemplation By Design Summit 2017
    Alice Walker, spiritual and political activist and acclaimed author of "The Color Purple," gives a talk at Memorial Church on the joys and struggles of taking the arrow of past pain out of one's...
    Alice Walker interview (1998)
    Alice Walker on her latest novel, 'By the Light of My Father's Smile.'
  • Alice Walker | Talks at Google
    In October, 2010, Alice Walker joined Googlers in Mountain View for a day of conversation and readings from her latest book of poetry, Hard Times Require Furious Dancing.

Alice Walker Speaking Topics

  • An Evening With Alice Walker


    • The Women's Movement
    • Poetry
    • Apartheid
    • Anti-nuclear Movement
    • Violence Against Women
    • Economic Justice
    • The Color Purple
    • Readings and Observations of Life

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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