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Toni Morrison

Author and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature (1993); Born: 1931

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  • B.A. in English, minor in Classics, Howard University, 1953
  • M.F.A. in English, Cornell University, 1955

Toni Morrison has published six novels (among them Beloved, for which she won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction), a play, and a critical study on the role of race in the reader/writer relationship. She has taught at several colleges and universities and worked for 15 years as senior editor at Random House in New York City.

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