Chloe Anthony Wofford Morrison, known as Toni Morrison, was an American novelist, essayist, book editor, and college professor. Her first novel, The Bluest Eye, was published in 1970. The critically acclaimed Song of Solomon brought her national attention and won the National Book Critics Circle Award.
✦ Growing up, She was the only black child in her class.
✦ She was one of the first black editors at Random House.
Since 1996, a panel of Morrison scholars has reviewed scholarly book publications on Toni Morrison’s life and works for the Toni Morrison Society Book Prize.