By Maryann Yin on Galley Cat, June 20, 2012
Walker wrote a letter explaining her decision. Follow this link to read the entire letter posted by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel. Here’s an excerpt from Walker’s letter:
According to The Guardian, the book had been translated into Hebrew and brought to market back in the 1980′s.
The Color Purple was published in 1982 and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction as well as the National Book Award for Fiction. It has also been adapted into a film and a Broadway musical. Last year, Open Road Integrated Media released an eBook edition of the novel. (via Publishers Lunch)