Toni Morrison

Novelist, Author

1931 –

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Who is Toni Morrison?

Toni Morrison is an American novelist, editor, and professor. Her novels are known for their epic themes, vivid dialogue, and richly detailed characters. Among her best known novels are The Bluest Eye, Sula, Song of Solomon and Beloved. She also was commissioned to write the libretto for a new opera, Margaret Garner, first performed in 2005. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for Beloved and the Nobel Prize in 1993. On 29 May 2012, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Born
Feb 18, 1931
Lorain
Also known as
  • Chloe Anthony Wofford
  • Chloe Ardelia Wofford
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Howard University
  • Cornell University
Employment
  • Princeton University
Lived in
  • Ohio
  • Syracuse
  • Lorain
  • New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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