Gloria Naylor

Gloria Naylor was born in New York City in 1950. She received a bachelor’s degree in English from Brooklyn College and a master’s degree from Yale University. The Women of Brewster Place was her first novel and won both the American Book Award and a National Book Award in 1983. It was later adapted into a TV mini-series, starring Oprah Winfrey. Gloria died in September 2016.

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