- 07 Aug 2019
- 1 min read
Toni Morrison, the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, has passed away. Morrison was born in Ohio (US) on 18th February, 1931.
- Morrison wrote 11 novels, many of them touching on life as a black American, in a glittering literary and award-laden career that lasted over six decades.
- "The Bluest Eye," her first novel, was published in 1970. She followed up with "Sula" in 1973, going on to publish another nine novels.
- She won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award in 1988 for her 1987 novel "Beloved".
- Morrison received numerous other accolades including the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993.