Zora Neale Hurston

By Brett Lubliner

Biography

Zora Neale Hurston was an American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, and anthropologist. She is most famous for her novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. Born January 7th, 1891, Hurston wrote four different novels, over 50 published short stories, and spent three years as a student at Columbia University. At her time of death in 1960, she had published more short stories than any other black woman in America. Hurston died January 28th, 1960 in Fort Pierce, Florida.

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  • Wrote 4 novels
  • Wrote over 50 short stories
  • Published more short stories than any other black woman at the time
  • Was an important writer during the Harlem Renaissance