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novelist, editor, professor

Toni Morrison was a celebrated 20th-century American author, fiction editor, and humanities professor. Her novels, among them The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, and Beloved, often addressed the topics of race and the black experience in America. During her lifetime Morrison was honored with the most prestigious awards in literature, including the Pulitzer and Nobel Prizes.

Best-known works: Beloved, The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon

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