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
Song of Solomon
The Bluest Eye
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.