An American novelist and brief story writer from the Harlem Renaissance, she posted such works as The Living IS SIMPLE (1948) as well as the Richer, The Poorer: Stories, Sketches, and Reminiscences (1995). Her 1995 function, THE MARRIAGE, was converted to a tv miniseries by Oprah Winfrey. She started writing at age seven; by her mid-teens, she experienced won many literary contests. She passed away at age ninety-one. Her dad, Isaac Christopher Western, was a slave for portion of his existence. She linked with Zora Neale Hurston inside a 1926 short tale contest.