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Toni Morrison Biography

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Full Name: Toni Morrison

Original Name: Chloe Anthony Wofford

Date of Birth: February 18, 1931

Place of Birth: Lorain, Ohio

Age: 87 years

Nationality: American

Status: American novelist

Religion: Christianity

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in English
  • Master’s degree in English

 

College/University:

  • Cornell University
  • Howard University

 

Profession/Career:

  • Author
  • Editor
  • Professor

 

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Spouse/Partner Name: Harold Morrison

Father Name: George Wofford

Mother Name: Ramah

Children: Two

  • 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)

 

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( Last Updated: 29 Dec ,2018 )

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