Toni Morrison, Nobel Winner for ‘Beloved’ Author, Dies at 88

Toni Morrison in 2008. She was the first African-American woman to win the Nobel in Literature.
                                                             photo credit; Damon Winter/The New York Times

The first African-American woman to win the Nobel in Literature, Ms. Morrison was the author of several novels, children’s books and essays. Among them were celebrated works like “Song of Solomon,” which received the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1977, and “Beloved,” which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988.

 
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