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Toni Morrison

American writer

Toni Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford, February 18, 1931) is an American novelist, essayist, editor, teacher and professor emeritus at Princeton University. Morrison won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award in 1988 for Beloved (1987). The novel was adapted into a film of the same name (starring Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover) in 1998. Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. In 1996, the National Endowment for the Humanities selected her for the Jefferson Lecture, the U.S. federal government's highest honor for achievement in the humanities. She was honored with the 1996 National Book Foundation's Medal of Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Morrison wrote the libretto for a new opera, Margaret Garner, first performed in 2005. On May 29, 2012, President Barack Obama presented Morrison with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 2016, she received the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction.
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works

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Beloved

novel by Toni Morrison

author: Toni Morrison

1987

Song of Solomon

novel by Toni Morrison

author: Toni Morrison

1977

Sula

novel by Toni Morrison

author: Toni Morrison

1973

The Bluest Eye

novel by Toni Morrison

author: Toni Morrison

1970

Tar Baby

novel by Toni Morrison

author: Toni Morrison

1981

A Mercy

novel by Toni Morrison

author: Toni Morrison

2008

Love

novel by Toni Morrison

author: Toni Morrison

2003

Desdemona

book by Toni Morrison

author: Toni Morrison

2012

Home

novel by Toni Morrison

author: Toni Morrison

2012

Paradise

novel by Toni Morrison

author: Toni Morrison

1997

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