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Alice Walker 75th birthday Georgia

Alice Walker turns 75: How she inspired Tayari Jones, WABE’s Rose Scott, and others

Hard Times Require Furious Dancing—one of Alice Walker’s more than 40 books—is perhaps the most apropos title to describe her 75th birthday celebration, held at the Georgia Writers Museum in her hometown of Eatonton, Georgia last weekend.

Book Tour: Georgia

Visit the stomping grounds of Margaret Mitchell, Joel Chandler Harris, Alice Walker, and Flannery O’Connor.

Townsend Prize: Ten Georgia books vie for the venerable award

Every other year since 1982, Peach State literati have collaborated to determine which Georgia books are deserving of the Townsend Prize, an award that honors great writing (and, incidentally, is named for *Atlanta* magazine’s founding editor, Jim Townsend).

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