Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston was an African-American author and anthropologist who was especially active during the time of the Harlem Renaissance in New York City. Hurston published more than fifty short stories, plays, and essays and four novels, including her most famous work, her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. For more stories of girls and women in the arts, including writing, visit our Creative Arts section within Books. To encourage the young writers and poets in your life, visit our selection of girl-empowering journals and writing kits in our Writing / Journaling section.