Alex Haley

Alex Haley is said to have “walked the walk and talked the talk.” Characterized by his slow, honeyed voice, he is one of America’s greatest oral and written storytellers.

“I look at my books the way parents look at their children. The fact that one becomes more successful than the others doesn’t make me love the less successful one any less.”

— Alex Haley

As “the father of popular genealogy,” Alex Haley’s timeless novel, Roots: The Saga of an American Family, illuminates and humanizes America’s era of slavery and ultimately reflects the personal mantra visible in all his work.

Featured Articles / Interviews

The Malcolm X I Knew
(The Malcolm X I Knew was originally published in the November 1965 issue of Saga Magazine—the same month The Autobiography
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An Interview With Alex Haley By Angie LeClercq
(Alex Haley granted the following interview to the editor, Angie LeClercq, of The UTK Librarian on March 11, 1991.)  
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