Toni Morrison

1931 - 2019

Toni Morrison

Chloe Anthony Wofford Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford; February 18, 1931 – August 5, 2019), known as Toni Morrison, was an American novelist, essayist, book editor, and college professor. Her first novel, The Bluest Eye, was published in 1970. The critically acclaimed Song of Solomon (1977) brought her national attention and won the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 1988, Morrison won the Pulitzer Prize for Beloved (1987); she gained worldwide recognition when she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993.Born and raised in Lorain, Ohio, Morrison graduated from Howard University in 1953 with a B.A. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Toni Morrison has received more than 4,919,495 page views. Her biography is available in 91 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 521st most popular writer.

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  • 91

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  • 3.05

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  • 7.11

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Toni Morrison ranks 518 out of 4,883Before her are George Eliot, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Paul Lafargue, René Guénon, William of Rubruck, and Ivan Goncharov. After her are José Martí, Jules Michelet, Stieg Larsson, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Ève Curie, and Henri Barbusse.

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Among people born in 1931, Toni Morrison ranks 26Before her are John Robert Schrieffer, Josef Masopust, Annie Girardot, Roger Penrose, Thomas Bernhard, and Leonard Nimoy. After her are John le Carré, Riccardo Giacconi, Guy Debord, Monica Vitti, Arata Isozaki, and Jim Jones. Among people deceased in 2019, Toni Morrison ranks 18Before her are Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Mohamed Morsi, Murray Gell-Mann, John Robert Schrieffer, Michel Legrand, and Gordon Banks. After her are Li Peng, Lennart Johansson, Albert Finney, Manfred Eigen, Andrea Camilleri, and Ágnes Heller.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Toni Morrison ranks 487 out of 12,171Before her are Margaret Brown (1867), Willem Dafoe (1955), Gertrude B. Elion (1918), Chester W. Nimitz (1885), Lewis H. Morgan (1818), and Zodiac Killer (1940). After her are Edgar Cayce (1877), James Caan (1940), Kim Basinger (1953), Barbara McClintock (1902), Alan Shepard (1923), and George A. Romero (1940).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Toni Morrison ranks 56Before her are Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811), Sylvia Plath (1932), Robert A. Heinlein (1907), Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), Susan Sontag (1933), and Washington Irving (1783). After her are Eugene O'Neill (1888), Ellen G. White (1827), Louise Hay (1926), Ambrose Bierce (1842), Harper Lee (1926), and Thomas Wolfe (1900).