Gloria Naylor

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Date of Birth January 25, 1950
Place of Birth New York
Date of Death Sep 28, 2016 (66)
Horoscope Aquarius

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Gloria Naylor

Gloria Naylor was an American novelist, known for novels including The Women of Brewster Place, Linden Hills and Mama Day.

Born: Jan 25, 1950, New York, U.S.
Died: Sept 28, 2016, Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S.
Cause of death: Heart attack
Nationality: American
Occupation: Novelist

About Gloria Naylor

An American fiction writer and teacher, she is best known for her relationship-themed novel, The Women of Brewster Place (1982). Her other works include Mama Day (1988) and Bailey's Cafe (1992).

Before Fame

She studied English at Brooklyn College.


Her novel, The Women of Brewster Place, won the National Book Award.

Family Life

She was the New York-born daughter of Roosevelt McCain and Alberta McAlpin.


The Women of Brewster Place was made into a film by Oprah Winfrey's production company.

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  • Former Jehovah's Witnesses
  • African-American short story writers
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  • National Book Award winners
  • Brooklyn College alumni
  • African-American women writers
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