A recipient of both the Pulitzer Prize (1988), the Nobel Prize for Literature (1993), and numerous other honors and awards, Toni Morrison is the bestselling author of the novels Beloved, Sula, Song of Solomon, and The Bluest Eye. One of America's most gifted storytellers, her fiction is characterized by epic themes, vivid dialogue, and richly detailed characters. Inspired by the true story of a runaway slave, her book Beloved was adapted for film in 1998.
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