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Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize-Winning Author of “Beloved,” Dies at 88

Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize-Winning Author of “Beloved,” Dies at 88

Toni Morrison, acclaimed author of such novels as <i>The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon </i>and<i> Beloved,</i> has died at the age of 88. A friend reportedly confirmed the news of her passing to the Associated Press on Monday. In 1993, Morrison was the first black woman of any nationality to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. She was also awarded the Pulitzer Prize for <i>Beloved</i>, which went on to be adapted into a 1998 feature film starring Oprah Winfrey and directed by Jonathan Demme; in 2012, President Obama awarded Morrison the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Vulture notes that Morrison stated in her Nobel Prize acceptance speech, “We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.”<br />

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