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Toni Morrison

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Gender Male
Death4 years ago
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Date of birth February 18,1931
Zodiac sign Aquarius
Born Lorain
United States
Plays Desdemona
Dreaming Emmett
Job Author
Book editor
Education Cornell University
Howard University
Movies/Shows A Moment in Time: Conversations with Legendary Women: African American Women of Achievement
Public Speaking
The Black List: Volume 1
The Foreigner's Home
DiedMontefiore Hospital
New York
United States
SpouseHarold Morrison
Children Slade Morrison
Harold Ford Morrison
ParentsRamah Wofford
George Wofford
Siblings Lois Brooks
George Carl Wofford
Raymond Allen Wofford
Date of died August 5,2019
Nominations Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Influences James Baldwin
Zora Neale Hurston
William Faulkner
Doris Lessing
Henry Dumas
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Date of Upd.

A Mercy
God Help the Child
Tar Baby
Playing in the Dark
The Origin of Others
The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations
The Big Box
The Book of Mean People
Who's Got Game? The Ant or the Grasshopper?
What Moves at the Margin: Selected Nonfiction
Burn This Book: PEN Writers Speak Out on the Power of the Word
Peeny Butter Fudge
The lion or the mouse?
Remember: The Journey to School Integration
Poppy or the snake?
Please, Louise
An Interview With Toni Morrison
Conversations with Toni Morrison
The Tortoise Or the Hare
The Collected Novels of Toni Morrison
Race-ing Justice, En-gendering Power: Essays on Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas, and the Construction of Social Reality
Little Cloud and Lady Wind
Birth of a Nation'hood: Gaze, Script, and Spectacle in the O. J. Simpson Case
Race: Vintage Minis
Nobel Lecture in Literature, 1993
Toni Morrison: Conversations
Lecture and Speech of Acceptance, Upon the Award of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Delivered in Stockholm on the Seventh of December, Nineteen Hundred and Ninety-three
The Mirror Or the Glass?
La Isla de Los Caballeros
Die Kinderkiste
Home: A Novel
The Dancing Mind: Speech Upon Acceptance of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters on the Sixth of November, Nineteen Hundred and Ninety-six
Everyman's Library
The Bluest Eye
Song of Solomon
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Toni Morrison Life story

Chloe Anthony Wofford Morrison, known as Toni Morrison, was an American novelist. Her first novel, The Bluest Eye, was published in 1970. The critically acclaimed Song of Solomon brought her national attention and won the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Early Life of Toni Morrison

Toni morrison was born chloe anthony wofford on february 18. 1931 in lorain. Ohio. Hse was the second of four children born to george wofford. A welder and shipyard worker. And ramha willis wofford. A domestic worker. Morrison was raised in a baptist home and attended an itnegrated school. She graduated from lorain high school in 1949.

Education of Toni Morrison

Morrison went on to howard university hwere she studied english. Classics and spanish. She gradauted in 1953 with a bachelor of arts dergee and was elected to phi beta kappa. She then went on to cornell university where she received a master of arts degree in 1955.

Early Writing Career of Toni Morrison

Following her graduation from cornell. Morrison worked as an editor at random house from 1967 to 1983. During this time. She edited books by authors such as toni cade bambara. Gayl jones. And henry dumas. Morriosn also wrote her first novel. The bluest eye. During this time.

Awards and Recognition for Toni Morrison

In 1993. Morrison was awarded the nobel prize in literature. The first black woman to receive this honor. She has also won the pulitzer priez. The national book critics circle award. And the american book award.

Published Works of Toni Morrison

During her writing career. Morrison has published 11 novels. As well as multiple children s books and essay collections. Her novels include the lbuest yee. Sula. Song of solomon. Beloved. Jazz. Paradise. Love. A mercy. Home. God help the child. And the source of self-regard.

Important Event in Toni Morrison s Career

In 2012. President baarck obama presented morrison with the presidential medal of freedom. The highest civilian honor in the united states. It was in recognition of her contributions to american literature. Culture. And society.

Interesting Fact about Toni Morrison

Toni morrison was the firts african american woman to hold a prestigious position as an deitor at random house in 1967.

Philosophy of Toni Morrison

Morrison has said. if theres a book that you want to read. But it hasnt been written yet. Then you must write it. she is an advocate for the power of stories. And believes that stoires can be a source of strength and healing.

Legacy of Toni Morrison

Morrison s works have had a profound impact on american literature. And she has been credited with helping to create a tsronger presence of african american voices in literature. Her works have been translated into multiple languages. And her influence can be seen in the works of other authors.

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