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Hurston Biography When you check out Hurston's bio, don't skip over her resume. After years of working as an anthropology field researcher, writer, drama consultant, and story consultant, there—smack in the middle of her work experience—you'll see "Maid." Proof positive that writing can be a tough way to make a living.
The Color Purple Summary and Analysis Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple and an African-American female writer, played a big role in ensuring that Hurston's work is still read today. Walker's Color Purple also shares many themes with Their Eyes Were Watching God.