Toni Morrison and What Our Mothers Couldn't Say

The New YorkerMy mourning mind, compromised and searching for coincidence, processes the age Toni Morrison was when she died, eighty-eight, as two infinity signs, straightened and snatched right-side up. If we are Morrison-fearing, as some others are with their icons, ...

August 7th 2019


Toni Morrison Taught Me How to Think

The New York TimesYou need to be able to read to be able to read. Especially if Toni Morrison did the writing. I at least thought I knew what it was for my eyes to sail across and down a page, through a flight of description or a feat of characterization. At 11, I thought I could read.

August 7th 2019


8 Women Writers on What Toni Morrison Meant to Them

The CutToni Morrison, the best-selling author and first black woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, died Monday night at the age of 88. Morrison was the author of 11 novels, including Beloved, which won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. It's hard to overstate ...

August 7th 2019


Author Tayari Jones Shares An Appreciation Of Toni Morrison

NPRAmerican writer Toni Morrison died Monday at age 88. Author Tayari Jones shares her appreciation of Morrison. Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard; Email. Sign Up For The NPR Daily Newsletter. Catch up on the latest headlines and unique NPR stories, sent every ...

August 7th 2019


Toni Morrison: farewell to America's greatest writer – we all owe her so much

The GuardianWith the death of Morrison, many writers today feel like we have lost our literary mother. Although I grew up in a town in Nigeria, the two first American writers I ever read were black: Richard Wright and Morrison. I read Black Boy around the age of 11 or 12, ...

August 7th 2019


Lessons we can learn from Toni Morrison

PBS NewsHourToni Morrison was big on life. While American society lacked imagination in understanding black lives, Morrison, who died Monday at age 88, filled in the details. Pulling from African literature, slave folklore or black history, Morrison portrayed her black ...

August 7th 2019


Toni Morrison Reshaped the Landscape of Literature

Slate MagazineBecause Toni Morrison, who died Monday at the age of 88, was the first black woman to do some important things—become an editor at Random House and win the Nobel Prize for Literature among them—her work has often been viewed solely through the ...

August 7th 2019


Oprah, Obama and More Stars Mourn Author Toni Morrison: 'She Was Our Conscience'

PEOPLE.comToni Morrison, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, wrote fiction that spoke to the soul of the black experience. Following her death on Tuesday at the age of 88, longtime friend Oprah Winfrey and former President Barack Obama— along with well-known ...

August 7th 2019


'How We Weep for Our Beloved': Writers and Thinkers Remember Toni Morrison

The New York Times“She loved us at our best and our broken.” “The most formidable melding of mind and spirit.” “Every one of her novels is a love story.” Toni Morrison inspired generations of writers, artists and thinkers. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Henry Louis Gates Jr., ...

August 7th 2019


The Essential Toni Morrison Reader

The New York TimesToni Morrison, the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, was the author of 11 novels as well as children's books and essay collections. Her books were both critical and commercial successes, and we've collected reviews of some ...

August 6th 2019


Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies at 88

ABC NewsToni Morrison, the renowned author best known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "Beloved" and for being the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, died Monday night, her publicist and family confirmed Tuesday. Morrison had ...

August 6th 2019


Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison Dies at 88

Wall Street JournalToni Morrison, a literary lion whose narrative voice soared from deep tenderness to searing power in “Beloved,” “Song of Solomon” and other novels, died Monday night in New York, her publisher Alfred A. Knopf said. She was 88 years old. Ms. Morrison, who ...

August 6th 2019


Toni Morrison, 'Beloved' author and Nobel laureate, dies at 88

CNNHer talent for intertwining the stark realities of black life with hints of magical realism and breathtaking prose gained Morrison a loyal literary following. She was lauded for her ability to mount complex characters and build historically dense worlds distant in ...

August 6th 2019


Toni Morrison, Towering Novelist of the Black Experience, Dies at 88

The New York TimesToni Morrison, the 1993 Nobel laureate in literature, whose acclaimed, best-selling work explored black identity in America and in particular the experience of black women, died on Monday in the Bronx. She was 88. Her death, at Montefiore Medical Center, ...

August 6th 2019


Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize winner, author of 'Beloved,' dies at 88

USA TODAYToni Morrison, the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, is gone. But her unique voice – earthy, poetic, powerful, elliptical – endures in novels like "Beloved, "Song of Solomon," "Sula" and "The Bluest Eye." She died Monday at age ...

August 6th 2019


Toni Morrison, Whose Soaring Novels Were Rooted In Black Lives, Dies At 88

NPRWhen Toni Morrison received her Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993, her remarks began with a reflection on the phrase once upon a time. In her signature, measured cadence, Morrison told the Swedish Academy she believed these were some of the first words ...

August 6th 2019