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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
Who's Got Game? (with Slade Morrison)
   1. The Ant or the Grasshopper? (2014)
   2. The Lion or the Mouse? (2014)
   3. Poppy or the Snake? (2003)
   Who's Got Game? (2007)
   The Bluest Eye (1969)
   Sula (1971)
   Song of Solomon (1977)
   Tar Baby (1981)
   Beloved (1987)
   Jazz (1992)
   Paradise (1997)
   Love (2003)
   A Mercy (2008)
   Home (2012)
   God Help the Child (2015)
Novellas and Short Stories
   Recitatif (1983)
   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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Series contributed to
Vintage Minis
   Race (2017)
Plays show
Picture Books show
Non fiction show
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Toni Morrison recommends
Mrs. Gulliver (2024)
Valerie Martin
"[Martin's] writing - so prized and clean limbed - is a marvel."
The Talented Ribkins (2017)
Ladee Hubbard
"For sheer reading pleasure Ladee Hubbard’s original and wildly inventive novel is in a class by itself."
The Weight of Ink (2017)
Rachel Kadish
"A gifted writer, astonishingly adept at nuance, narration, and the politics of passion."

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Anthologies containing stories by Toni Morrison
A Way Out of No Way (1996)
Growing Up Black in America
edited by
Jacqueline Woodson
Go the Way Your Blood Beats (1996)
An Anthology of Lesbian and Gay Fiction by African-American Writers
edited by
Shawn Stewart Ruff

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
Women's Prize For Fiction Best Novel 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

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