Last Updated on February 16, 2023 by BiblioLifestyle
The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton is a multigenerational story told in alternating chapters from the points of view of a biracial single mom in 2017, and a former sharecropper turned farm-owning widow in 1924.
It’s Throwback Thursday, and in today’s episode, I’m sharing an interview with author Margaret Wilkerson Sexton to talk about her novel, The Revisioners. The Revisioners is a multigenerational story told in alternating chapters. We see the points of view of a biracial single mom in 2017, and a former sharecropper turned farm-owning widow in 1924. The novel weaves the stories of five generations of women, and we see their fight for freedom and survival, plus the love, honor, and gratitude for the generations who came before.
This interview was originally recorded in October 2019.
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ABOUT MARGARET WILKERSON SEXTON
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton studied creative writing at Dartmouth College and law at UC Berkeley. Her most recent novel, The Revisioners, won a 2020 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize and an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work and was a national bestseller as well as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Her debut novel, A Kind of Freedom, was long-listed for the National Book Award. She lives in Oakland with her family.