“The presence of evil was something to be first recognized, then dealt with, survived, outwitted, triumphed over.

Toni Morrison

Born: Chloe Ardelia Wofford, February 18, 1931 Lorain, Ohio, U.S.

Died: August 5, 2019 (aged 88) New York City, U.S.

Occupation: novelist, essayist, children’s writer, professor

Alma mater: Howard University (BA), Cornell University: (MA) American literature

Notable works:

Beloved

Song of Solomon

Tar Baby

The Bluest Eye

Notable awards

Presidential Medal of Freedom

National Humanities Medal

Nobel Prize in Literature

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Tony Morrison (1931-2019), whose novels such as Song of Solomon, Jazz, and Beloved were critically acclaimed, died August 5th.  Having been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993, Morrison’s name is permanently inscribed on the Nobel Monument in Theodore Roosevelt Park, which honors all American Laureates.

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