Toni Morrison (February 18, 1931 – August 5, 2019) was an American novelist, essayist, editor, teacher and professor emeritus at Princeton University. Among her best- known novels are The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, and Beloved.
Morrison won a Pulitzer Prize for her critically acclaimed novel, Beloved, in 1988. She Became the first Black woman to receive a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. In addition to honorary degrees and a multitude of literary awards for her work, in 2012 she was awarded the Presidential Medal of freedom.
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