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Toni Morrison


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Toni Morrison (born Chloe Anthony Wofford), was an American author, editor, and professor who won the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature for being an author "who in novels characterized by visionary force and poetic import, gives life to an essential aspect of American reality."

Her novels are known for their epic themes, vivid dialogue, and richly detailed African American characters; among the best known are her novels The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, and Beloved, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988. In 2001 she was named one of "The 30 Most Powerful Women in America" by Ladies' Home Journal.

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
Novels
   The Bluest Eye (1969)
   Sula (1971)
   Song of Solomon (1977)
   Tar Baby (1981)
   Beloved (1986)
   Jazz (1992)
   Paradise (1997)
   Love (2003)
   A Mercy (2008)
   Home (2012)
   God Help the Child (2015)
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Omnibus
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Chapbooks
   The Big Box (1999) (with Slade Morrison)
   The Book of Mean People (2002) (with Slade Morrison)
   Who's Got the Game? The Lion or the Mouse? (2003) (with Slade Morrison)
   The Mirror or the Glass? (2007) (with Slade Morrison)
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Plays
   Desdemona (2012) (with Rokia Traore)
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Picture Books
   Peeny Butter Fudge (2009) (with Slade Morrison)
   Little Cloud and Lady Wind (2010) (with Slade Morrison)
   The Tortoise or the Hare (2010) (with Slade Morrison)
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Novellas
   Race (2017)
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Non fiction
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Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (1987) : Beloved
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (1988) : Beloved
Nobel Prize in Literature Lifetime Achievement winner (1993)
Oprah's Book Club Best Book nominee (1996) : Song of Solomon
Oprah's Book Club Best Book nominee (1998) : Paradise
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (1999) : Paradise
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (2000) : Paradise
Oprah's Book Club Best Book nominee (2000) : The Bluest Eye
Oprah's Book Club Best Book nominee (2002) : Sula
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2009) : A Mercy


Books about Toni Morrison
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Toni Morrison recommends
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Dessa Rose (1986)
Sherley Anne Williams
"Having this treasure of a book available again for new and more readers is not only necessary, it is imperative."
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You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town (1987)
Zoë Wicomb
"Seductive and brilliant... her talent glitters."
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No Telephone to Heaven (1987)
(Abeng, book 2)
Michelle Cliff
"The beauty and authority of her writing is coupled in a rare way with profound insight."
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The Good Negress (1995)
A J Verdelle
"Truly extraordinary."
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The Complete Stories (1995)
Zora Neale Hurston
"One of the greatest writers of our time."
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Dirty Bird Blues (1996)
Clarence Major
"Clarence Major has a remarkable mind and the talent to match."
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The Warmest December (2001)
Bernice L McFadden
"Riveting. The Warmest December so nicely avoids the sentimentality that swirls all around the subject matter. I am as impressed by its structural strength as by the searing and expertly imagined scenes."
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Agaat (2004)
Marlene van Niekerk
"I was immediately mesmerized... Its beauty matches its depth and her achievement is as brilliant as it is haunting."
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With Billie (2005)
Julia Blackburn
"This addition to the tide of Billie Holiday books is extremely welcome."
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The Testing of Luther Albright (2005)
MacKenzie Bezos
"MacKenzie Bezos has produced a rarity: a sophisticated novel that breaks and swells the heart. Its pull is irresistible."
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The Weight of Ink (2017)
Rachel Kadish
"A gifted writer, astonishingly adept at nuance, narration, and the politics of passion."
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The Talented Ribkins (2017)
Ladee Hubbard
"For sheer reading pleasure Ladee Hubbard’s original and wildly inventive novel is in a class by itself."

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