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Inductees - The California Museum Alice Walker

Alice Walker coined the term "Womanism" in her 1979 short story, "Coming Apart".

"Octavia Butler is well-known for her science fiction writing, which included ambiguous themes around race & sexuality. She was raised by her mother & father, who worked as a maid & shoeshiner, respectively. At the age of 12, Butler’s writing began to blossom after taking an interest in sci-fi films." http://www.glaad.org/2010/03/01/a-look-back-at-black-history-month-famous-black-lgbt-writers

In 1995 Octavia Butler was given a MacArthur Fellowship, the first science fiction writer to receive the award. She also received two Hugo Awards from the World Science Fiction Society and two Nebula Awards from the Science Fiction Writers of America.

Henry James, he wrote one of my favorite books, progress in poverty.

Henry James, he wrote one of my favorite books, Wings of the Dove.

Daphne du Maurier's quotes, famous and not much - QuotationOf . COM

Daphne du Maurier (Lady Browning) novelist and granddaughter of novelist George Browning was born this day May, 1907 and best known for her novel Rebecca. Rebecca is one of my top five books ever.