Toni Morrison, the first Afro-American woman, honored by Nobel Prize in literature, has sadly passed away on Monday at the age of 88.
The 1993 Nobel laureate, who brought the story of an African-American slave, Margaret Garner in her magic realism novel, Beloved, died at the age of 88 due to the complications caused by an underlying disease, pneumonia. Morrison’s publisher, Alfred A. Knopf announced the tragic news that happened in Montefiore Medical Center, New York City. It is reported that the author has been living in Grand View-on-Hudson, New York City.
The author who spends her life exploring the struggle and black identity in the United States through literature has published several essays, children books and the number of 11 novels in particular that includes 1988 Pulitzer Prize winner, Beloved and 1977’s National Book Critics Circle Award winner, Song of Solomon.
Her novels were regarded as the composition symbolized by visionary force and poetic import. Such stories regularly appeared on The New York Times best-seller list while some of the stories were even featured on Oprah Winfrey’s television book club.
Toni Morrison found the true freedom in writing and served as was a professor emeritus at Princeton University. Miss Morrison’s works were often central to black women, but she never admitted that her works taste the salt of feminism. The novelist and educator have also been awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom. The hair-raising narratives and a technique to intertwine the myth, magic, and reality, Morrison was indeed an artist in what she did.
Such prodigious imagination in English literature that no other English writer has achieved helped Morrison to receive, PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction in 2016.