Toni Morrison Biography
Full Name: Toni Morrison
Original Name: Chloe Anthony Wofford
Date of Birth: February 18, 1931
Place of Birth: Lorain, Ohio
Age: 87 years
Status: American novelist
- Bachelor of Arts degree in English
- Master’s degree in English
- Cornell University
- Howard University
Spouse/Partner Name: Harold Morrison
Father Name: George Wofford
Mother Name: Ramah
- Slade Morrison
- Harold Ford Morrison
Some Interesting Facts about Toni Morrison
- Toni Morrison is a Nobel Prize winning author, editor and professor of America.
- Toni Morrison is the second of four children of George Wofford.
- Morrison’s father was a welder by trade.
- Morrison became an English Instructor and Teacher at Taxas Southern University in Houston and then Howard.
- She divorced in 1964.
- Morrison has also co-written books for children with her youngest son, Slade Morrison.
- She is the member of the editorial board of The Nation magazine.
- She was honored by the President who said about her that Morrison had “entered America’s heart.”
Great Works/Books/Novels By Morrison:
Toni Morrison Awards/Achievements:
- National Book Critics Circle Award (1977)
- American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award (1977)
- Honorary degree, Barnard College (1979)
- Pulitzer Prize (1988)
- American Book Award (1988)
- Robert F. Kennedy Book Award (1987-88)
- Helmerich Award
- Nobel Prize for Literature
- Jefferson Lecture (1996)
- National Book Foundation’s Medal of Distinguished Contribution to American Letters (1996)
- National Humanities Medal (2000)
- Honorary degree, Oxford University (2005)
( Last Updated: 29 Dec ,2018 )