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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, 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 5,757,571 page views. Her biography is available in 96 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 91 in 2019). Toni Morrison is the 91st most popular writer (up from 518th in 2019), the 68th most popular biography from United States (up from 487th in 2019) and the 7th most popular American Writer.

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

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  • 96

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  • 2.98

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Toni Morrison ranks 91 out of 5,794Before her are James Joyce, Octave Mirbeau, Robert Frost, George Bernard Shaw, François Rabelais, and Astrid Lindgren. After her are Charles Bukowski, Heinrich Heine, Cato the Elder, José Saramago, Theodor Herzl, and Mary Shelley.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1931, Toni Morrison ranks 4Before her are Mikhail Gorbachev, Rajneesh, and Boris Yeltsin. After her are A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, James Dean, Raúl Castro, Robert Duvall, Tomas Tranströmer, Alice Munro, Chun Doo-hwan, and Philip Kotler. Among people deceased in 2019, Toni Morrison ranks 1After her are Karl Lagerfeld, Jacques Chirac, Niki Lauda, Robert Mugabe, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Bruno Ganz, Rutger Hauer, Alexei Leonov, Agnès Varda, Franco Zeffirelli, and Doris Day.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Toni Morrison ranks 68 out of 15,968Before her are George W. Bush (1946), John Forbes Nash Jr. (1928), Harry S. Truman (1884), Judy Garland (1922), Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890), and Al Gore (1948). After her are Noam Chomsky (1928), George H. W. Bush (1924), Danny DeVito (1944), Helen Keller (1880), Woody Allen (1935), and Robin Williams (1951).

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), J. D. Salinger (1919), John Steinbeck (1902), H. P. Lovecraft (1890), and William Faulkner (1897).