Few contemporary novelists have achieved the venerated status of Toni Morrison. She has written adored modern classics like Beloved and Song of Solomon that daringly blend the supernatural and the natural with an uncommonly poetic eloquence. She is a recipient of both the Pulitzer Prize and the Noble Prize for Literature, and is truly one of America’s most gifted storytellers.
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Also Known As:
Chloe Anthony Wofford (real name)
Princeton, New Jersey, and Manhattan
Date of Birth:
February 18, 1931
Place of Birth:
Howard University, B.A. in English, 1953; Cornell, M.A., 1955
Nobel Prize in Literature, 1993; National Book Critics' Circle Award, 1977, for Song of Solomon; Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1988, for Beloved
|The Oprah Picks||Morrison's Memories|
|The Bluest Eye: Essential Edition|
Oprah picked four of Morrison's novels for her book club over the years. "I have this to say about The Bluest Eye," she said. "If you don't appreciate, love this book, then...I have nothing to say to you."
|Remember: The Journey to School Integration|
This treasure trove of archival photographs collected by Morrison depicts the historical events surrounding school desegregation. These unforgettable images serve as the inspiration for Ms. Morrison's text -- a fictional account of the dialogue and emotions of the children who lived during the era of 'separate but equal' schooling.
|Photo by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders||