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Archbishop Tutu meets author Toni Morrison
NYP2003030301 - 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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