Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960)

Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston, author of Their Eyes Were Watching God, was a novelist, short story writer, folklorist, and anthropologist. Every Tongue Got to Confess, a collection of folktales gathered in the 1920s and discovered in the Smithsonian archives, was published posthumously in 2001. Alice Walker’s famous revival of Hurston’s work in the 1970s is the model for the Lost Southern Voices Festival.