Chloe Anthony Wofford “Toni” Morrison was an American novelist, essayist, editor, teacher and professor emeritus at Princeton University.
She published her first novel The Bluest Eye in 1970.
In 1988, she won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for Beloved (1987).
The Nobel Prize in Literature 1993 was awarded to Toni Morrison, making her the first African American to be honoured with the award.
She was also the first black female editor in fiction at Random House in New York City.
She died on the 5th of August 2019.