Evelyn C. White

Evelyn C. White

Evelyn C. White is a journalist, author, and editor from Chicago. White has authored five books on Black feminism, chapters in anthologies, and regular articles for The Wall Street Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Seattle Weekly, Essence, and Ms. Her work centers Black women’s culture, literature, and wellbeing. White is inspired and influenced by Aretha Franklin, Angela Davis, Lillian Smith, James Baldwin, Alice Walker, and her first-grade teacher. A dual Canadian and American citizen and a resident of Halifax, Nova Scotia, White holds degrees from Wellesley College, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and Harvard. Her most ambitious project to date is her authorized biography of Alice Walker, which she researched for a decade. Booklist wrote that Alice Walker: A Life (WW Norton, 2004) “meticulously traces and analyzes the stages of Walker’s life, emphasizing the impact on and importance of her literature in American culture.”