About the Author
Gloria Naylor was born in New York City in 1950, where she grew up and still lives. She received her B.A. in English from Brooklyn College and her M.A. in Afro-American studies from Yale University. She has taught writing and literature at George Washington University, New York University, Boston University, and Cornell University.
She is the author of The Women of Brewster Place, which won the American Book Award for first fiction in 1983; Linden Hills, published in 1985; and Bailey’s Cafe.