Toni Morrison was 'my hero,' says author

Published on 08 Aug 2019 / In People & Blogs

Toni Morrison's work included celebrated novels Song of Solomon and Beloved. She was the first black woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, awarded in 1993. The Swedish Academy hailed her use of language and her "visionary force." Publisher Alfred A. Knopf says Morrison died Monday at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. She was 88.

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