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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.
By United Press International

List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners:

Ribodeau announces retirement as president of Howard University

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Howard University President Sidney Ribodeau has announced his retirement, months after signing a contract extension at the school in Washington.

Lost Pearl S. Buck novel to be published in October

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 6 (UPI) -- A manuscript by Pearl S. Buck, discovered during an auction of items in a Texas storage unit, will be published this fall, the author's agent said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.
By United Press International

List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners:

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012.
By United Press International

List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners:
Pop stars jazz up venerable N.Y. library

Pop stars jazz up venerable N.Y. library

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Behind the lions guarding the New York Public Library, kings of the jungle of pop culture are staking their turf.

Black sorority snags exclusive Barbie doll

WASHINGTON, July 7 (UPI) -- Mattel Inc. has created the first sorority Barbie doll for Alpha Kappa Alpha, the oldest black sorority in the United States.

UMass urged to take back Mugabe degree

AMHERST, Mass., May 12 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts lawmaker called on one of the state's universities to take back an honorary degree given to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.
Springsteen makes N.J. Hall of Fame

Springsteen makes N.J. Hall of Fame

TRENTON, N.J., May 4 (UPI) -- Rock singer Bruce Springsteen is among the New Jersey luminaries chosen as inaugural inductees for the state's Hall of Fame, hall officials say.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 18, 2008.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007.
By United Press International

Toni Morrison honored on retirement

NEW YORK, May 27 (UPI) -- Former President Bill Clinton praised Toni Morrison's "great big heart" at a tribute in New York to the Nobel Prize-winning writer.
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NYP2003030305 - NEW YORK, March 03 (UPI) - Nobel Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu meets Pulitzer Prize winning author Toni Morrison for the first time at the March 3, 2003, "Building Partnerships for Change" awards dinner benefiting Shared Interest, a nonprofit organization investing in South Africa's future. ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Nobel Prize in Literature 1993

Toni Morrison (born Chloe Anthony Wofford on February 18, 1931) is a Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, editor, and professor. Her novels are known for their epic themes, vivid dialogue, and richly detailed characters. Among her best known novels are The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon and Beloved. She also was commissioned to write the libretto for a new opera, Margaret Garner, first performed in 2005.

Toni Morrison was born in Lorain, Ohio, to George and Ramah (Willis) Wofford, the second of four children in a working-class family. As a child, Morrison read constantly; among her favorite authors were Jane Austen and Leo Tolstoy. Morrison's father told her numerous folktales of the black community (a method of storytelling that would later work its way into Morrison's writings).

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