Toni Morrison wrote her first novel in 1970, after a career in publishing where she championed writers including Angela Davis. Morrison, who died aged 88 in 2019, was the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature and earnt a place in the hearts and bookshelves of readers the world over.
As well as novels, Morrison also wrote plays, articles, anthologies, children’s books, short fiction, non-fiction, and even a libretto for the opera Margaret Garner. She read her audio books herself – even into her late eighties.
There is, in short, a lot of Morrison to catch up on. So where to start? Here we offer one route in to a lifetime of writing.
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