Gloria Naylor was born on January 25, 1950, and died on September 28, 2016.
She was an American novelist.
Her debut novel, The Women of Brewster Place, was published in 1982 and won the 1983 National Book Award in the category First Novel.
Which was adapted as a 1989 film of the same name by Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions.
As a professor, Naylor taught writing and literature at several universities, including George Washington University, New York University, Boston University, and Cornell University
She died of a heart attack while visiting St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands.
Gloria Naylor passed away at 66 years old.