Nobel laureate novelist Toni Morrison dead at 88

Nobel laureate novelist Toni Morrison dead at 88

Some described her as a "shining example to black women everywhere" and her death as "a devastating loss to the world of words". And it is because of Morrison that Rhimes she came to "understand "writer" was a fine profession".

Knopf announced that Morrison died Monday night at Montefiore Medical Center in NY after a brief illness.

"My knees buckled when I saw her in the first row of the audience", Dash wrote in a post on social media. She was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2012. Other times, she proffered opinions that put her outside the mainstream, such as when she said in a 1997 interview with Salon, she declared that "I have never been more convinced of anything than" O.J. Simpson's innocence in the murder of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman. She told an audience at the 92nd Street Y in NY that she wasn't happy with how most black books were being edited back then.

Toni Morrison is celebrated around the world as the greatest writer of our time with her books such as Beloved, Sula, The Bluest Eye and Songs of Solomon on the reading requirements list of several top notch schools around the world.


Sonny Mehta, chairman of Knopf, said he could "think of few writers in American letters who wrote with more humanity or with more love for language than Toni". She was almost 40 when her first novel, "The Bluest Eye", was published. "They are canonical works, and more importantly, they are books that remain beloved by readers".

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She won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award in 1988 for her 1987 novel "Beloved". The film, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am focused on the legendary author's career, highly acclaimed novels, and life, OprahMag reports. Her novels command and demand our attention.

Her longtime editor, Robert Gottlieb, remembered Morrison in a statement as both "a great woman and a great writer". "When she was writing her first book, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, I was an editor at Random House". Her nonfiction books included an essay collection, a book of literary criticism titled "Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination" and editing anthologies. "What a gift to breathe the same air as her, if only for a while", he wrote on Twitter.


Her latest novel, "God Help the Child", was published in 2015. You got beat by Chucky.' And I said, 'Who's Chucky? Sales were modest, but her book made a deep impression on the New York Times' John Leonard, an early and ongoing champion of her writing, which he called "so precise, so faithful to speech and so charged with pain and wonder that the novel becomes poetry".

Morrison was also nurturer of young Black writers.

"Ms Morrison's versatility and technical and emotional range appear to know no bounds", Margaret Atwood wrote in the book review for the New York Times.

In the 1970s, Morrison began to gain recognition for her writing, receiving an American Book Award nomination for Sula and winning the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Song of Solomon.


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