Nobel Prize Winner and Author Of “Beloved,” “Song of Solomon” and other novels, Toni Morrison has died, according to her publisher Alfred A. Knopf , she died on Monday night in New York.
The literary lion whose narrative voice soared from deep tenderness to searing power in writing gave up the ghost aged 88 years old.
Ms. Morrison, who had a career as an editor before turning to fiction, created unforgettable worlds that chronicled the African-American experience. She collected literature’s highest honors, including the Nobel Prize in literature (the first black woman to do so) as well as the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1988
Morrison is best known for her novels “Beloved,” “The Bluest Eye,” and “Song of Solomon,” all of which explored African American identity and America’s complicated history of race relations.
Morrison was awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama in 2012.
May her gentle soul rest in Perfect peace.
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