2016 is the centennial year of the Pulitzer Prize. The honor has been awarded to dozens of people from or living in Georgia, and so we'll spend some time with past winners all year long in a series we're calling Pulitzer Peaches. In this next installment, we revisit our conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Alice Walker. “My reality here in the United States is very different from that of a white person, or a white woman… Womanism means that I incorporate and stand firmly in my tradition as an African American woman,” said Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker.

Walker's upbringing in Eatonton, Georgia has had a heavy influence on her writing. She became the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1983 for her novel, "The Color Purple."