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March 11, 2009
Washington, DC

From the opening lines of Their Eyes Were Watching God, it's clear that Zora Neale Hurston is a singular writer who's crafted an indelible heroine with a singular voice. Here's novelist Alice Walker on what made Hurston's style stand out from her Harlem Renaissance contemporaries.

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Want to learn more about Zora Neale Hurston and her works? Check out the Big Read Web site for the calendars of events for these Hurston-centric Big Reads taking place in March: African-American Historical Museum and cultural Center of Iowa (Cedar Rapids, IA); Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (Charlottesville, VA); and WUMB Radio/University of Massachusetts Boston (Boston, MA).