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Toni Morrison

1931 - 2019

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Chloe Anthony Wofford Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford; February 18, 1931 – August 5, 2019), known as Toni Morrison, was an American novelist. 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 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 8,377,301 page views. Her biography is available in 98 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 96 in 2019). Toni Morrison is the 79th most popular writer (up from 91st in 2019), the 63rd most popular biography from United States (up from 68th in 2019) and the 7th most popular American Writer.

Toni Morrison is most famous for her novel "Beloved."

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  • 8.4M

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  • 78.04

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  • 98

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  • 18.40

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  • 2.83

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Toni Morrison ranks 79 out of 5,755Before her are Astrid Lindgren, Giorgio Vasari, Marquis de Sade, Pablo Neruda, Jorge Luis Borges, and Robert Frost. After her are Paulo Coelho, Nikolai Gogol, Stephen King, Jonathan Swift, Miyamoto Musashi, and Milan Kundera.

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Among people born in 1931, Toni Morrison ranks 5Before her are Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin, Rajneesh, and A. P. J. Abdul Kalam. After her are James Dean, Raúl Castro, Chun Doo-hwan, Monica Vitti, Desmond Tutu, Philip Kotler, and Robert Duvall. Among people deceased in 2019, Toni Morrison ranks 1After her are Karl Lagerfeld, Jacques Chirac, Niki Lauda, Robert Mugabe, Rutger Hauer, Bruno Ganz, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Robert Forster, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Mohamed Morsi, and Agnès Varda.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Toni Morrison ranks 63 out of 18,182Before her are Maria Callas (1923), Martin Luther King Jr. (1929), James Stewart (1908), George H. W. Bush (1924), Robert Frost (1874), and Donald Trump (1946). After her are Charles Lindbergh (1902), Al Gore (1948), Morgan Freeman (1937), Helen Keller (1880), Stephen King (1947), and John D. Rockefeller (1839).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Toni Morrison ranks 7Before her are Edgar Allan Poe (1809), Ernest Hemingway (1899), Mark Twain (1835), F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896), Jack London (1876), and Robert Frost (1874). After her are Stephen King (1947), Henry David Thoreau (1817), H. P. Lovecraft (1890), Dr. Seuss (1904), William Faulkner (1897), and Frank Herbert (1920).