Toni Morrison


Born
in Lorain, Ohio, The United States
February 18, 1931

Website

Genre

Influences
James Baldwin, William Faulkner, Doris Lessing, Herman Melville


Toni Morrison (born Chloe Anthony Wofford), is an American author, editor, and professor who won the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature for being an author "who in novels characterized by visionary force and poetic import, gives life to an essential aspect of American reality."

Her novels are known for their epic themes, vivid dialogue, and richly detailed African American characters; among the best known are her novels The Bluest Eye , Song of Solomon , and Beloved , which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988. In 2001 she was named one of "The 30 Most Powerful Women in America" by Ladies' Home Journal.


Average rating: 3.87 · 647,174 ratings · 31,617 reviews · 168 distinct worksSimilar authors
Beloved

3.80 avg rating — 268,573 ratings — published 1987 — 173 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Bluest Eye

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 131,809 ratings — published 1970 — 106 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Song of Solomon

4.03 avg rating — 71,044 ratings — published 1977 — 95 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sula

3.89 avg rating — 47,521 ratings — published 1973 — 73 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Paradise (The Trilogy, #3)

3.78 avg rating — 20,211 ratings — published 1997 — 62 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Jazz

3.79 avg rating — 18,714 ratings — published 1992 — 79 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Mercy

3.67 avg rating — 17,550 ratings — published 2008 — 66 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tar Baby

3.92 avg rating — 15,539 ratings — published 1981 — 56 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
God Help the Child

3.71 avg rating — 18,130 ratings — published 2014 — 54 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Home

3.73 avg rating — 14,854 ratings — published 2011 — 62 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Toni Morrison…
Beloved Jazz Paradise
(3 books)
by
3.79 avg rating — 307,469 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Interviews

May 2015, Toni Morrison
"The celebrated author of Beloved talks about her latest novel, the taut and unflinching God Help the Child, the business of color in modern America, and why she has to write." ...More

more interviews »

“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”
Toni Morrison

“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.”
Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon

“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”
Toni Morrison, Beloved

Polls

More...


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Toni to Goodreads.