Alice Walker Confesses Tracy Chapman Affair to Someone Other Than Oprah

Alice Walker

Alice Walker earlier this month in California.Photo: Getty Images

Fresh off the recent Riverside Church reading of Oprah-ordained author Alice Walker, the Guardian’s Sarah Wajid buttonholes the author in Soho and gets her to dish on leaving Random House and comparing herself to a fig tree. But the interview also includes this official bomb:

I tell her people are still fascinated by her love affair with the singer Tracy Chapman in the mid-1990s. Moments earlier she had said firmly but politely that she didn’t want to answer any questions about her family life … So I was surprised to see her face light up at the mention of Chapman. “Yeah I loved it too. Absolutely.”

Wait … Alice Walker is going on the record about having an affair with Tracy Chapman in THE GUARDIAN? Be sure to catch next week’s Oprah to see if you can register the note of quiet betrayal; check out YouTube for inevitable Rosie clip.

No Retreat [The Guardian]


Alice Walker Confesses Tracy Chapman Affair to Someone Other Than Oprah