Toni Morrison

(February 18th, 1931 — August 5th, 2019)

Chloe Anthony ‘Toni’ Wofford Morrison was an American novelist, essayist, book editor, and college professor. She is the winner of the 1977 National Book Critics Circle Award, the 1988 Pulitzer Prize and the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Morrison was the first black female editor in fiction at Random House in New York City. Her writing in the 1970s and 1980s established her as an author in her own right, and her bibliography includes Beloved, The Bluest Eye, and Song of Solomon.

She has received many other awards for her non-fiction work and contributions to society, including the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Book Foundation‘s Medal of Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction.

Toni Morrison is a book author.

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