The National Book Award— and Pulitzer Prize–winning author’s fascinating and far-reaching conversations with acclaimed writers and thought leaders.
Spanning more than three decades, this collection of fascinating discussions between Alice Walker and renowned writers, leaders, and teachers, explores the changes that Walker has experienced in the world, as well as the change she herself has brought to it.
Compelling literary and cultural figures such as Gloria Steinem, Pema Chodron, and Howard Zinn represent a different stage in Walker’s artistic and spiritual development. Yet, they also offer an unprecedented look at her career and political growth. Noted literary scholar Rudolph Byrd sets Walker’s work into context with an introductory essay, as well as with a comprehensive annotated bibliography of her writings.
“Read as separate pieces, these conversations offer vivid glimpses of Walker’s energetic personality. Taken together, they offer a sense of her marvelous engagement with her world.” —Kirkus Reviews