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 was also commissioned to write the…
Date Of Birth
February 18, 1931
Place Of Birth
Lorain, Ohio, United States
Writer, Novelist, Editor, Professor, Poet
Howard University, Cornell University
United States of America
Harold Morrison (m. 1958–1964)
Slade Morrison, Harold Ford Morrison
George Wofford, Ramah Wofford
George Carl Wofford, Raymond Allen Wofford, Lois Brooks
National Book Award for Fiction, Neustadt International Prize for Literature, International Dublin Literary Award, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work – Children’s
Beloved, A Moment in Time: Conversations with Legendary Women: African American Women of Achievement
[referring to Bill Clinton]this is our first “black” President. “Blacker” than any actual black person who could ever be elected in our children’s lifetime. After all, Clinton displays almost every trope of “blackness”: single-parent household, born poor, working-class, saxophone-playing, McDonald’s-and-junk-food-loving boy from Arkansas.
On truth: Not knowing was hard; knowing was harder.
On mothering: A daughter is a woman that cares about where she came from and takes care of them that took care of her.
On mothering: Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown? What’s that supposed to mean? In my heart it don’t mean a thing.
On love: Love is or it ain’t. Thin love ain’t love at all.
On personal power: A grown woman did not need safety or its dreams. She was the safety she longed for.
Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama on 29 May 2012.
She was inducted in the 2007 New Jersey Hall of Fame for her services to literature.
She is an inaugural nominee for the 2007 New Jersey Hall of Fame for her services to literature.
Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005
Honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
Graduated from Lorain High School, Lorain, Ohio, Class of 1949
Was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993.
Won a Pulitzer Prize for _Beloved_ and a National Book Critics Circle award for _Song of Solomon_.
Is a graduate of Howard and Cornell universities.
Is the granddaughter of a slave.
Previously worked as a book editor at Random House in New York.
Is a professor of humanities at Princeton University.
Has 2 sons.
The first African-American woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.