Author Toni Morrison died on Monday night at the age of 88, according to her publisher, Alfred A. Knopf.
Morrison won multiple awards for her 1988 book, Beloved, including the Pulitzer Prize. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993.
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"Toni Morrison, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author who illuminated the joys and agonies of black American life through breathtakingly vital works like Beloved, Song of Solomon and A Mercy, died on Monday night her publisher Knopf confirmed."
Toni Morrison, author of seminal works of literature on the black experience such as "Beloved," "Song of Solomon" and "Sula" and the first African-American woman to win a Nobel Prize, has died, her publisher confirms. She was 88. https://t.co/Jjnf6kgvIt— CNN (@CNN) August 6, 2019
The celebrated novelist Toni Morrison has died at 88 https://t.co/ZM7dy1QIZf— Vulture (@vulture) August 6, 2019
“We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.” RIP, Toni Morrison. https://t.co/DWF7sOFDbw— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) August 6, 2019
Toni Morrison was a towering intellect, a brilliant scribe of our nation’s complex stories, a heartbreaking journalist of our deepest desires, and a groundbreaking author who destroyed precepts, walls and those who dared underestimate her capacity. Rest well and in peace. pic.twitter.com/nMkxXRtEoz— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) August 6, 2019
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RIP Toni Morrison. This is a devastating loss to the world of words, to our understanding of power and it’s reach, to the cultivation of empathy, to rich, nuanced, elegant storytelling. Her work was a gift to every one who had the pleasure of reading her.— roxane gay (@rgay) August 6, 2019
What a life. What a remarkable remarkable life. She not only changed the landscape of American writing, she changed the landscape of America.https://t.co/qmHkMJTfI5— Clint Smith (@ClintSmithIII) August 6, 2019
"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge." Rest in peace, Toni Morrison.https://t.co/5ifA6MjVKk— Literary Hub (@lithub) August 6, 2019
Breaking News: The Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, known for “Song of Solomon” and “Beloved,” died at 88. Her work explored black identity in America. https://t.co/8L60sHrLF8— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 6, 2019
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