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Novels The Bluest Eye. – New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1970 Sula. – New York: Knopf, 1973 Song of Solomon. – New York: Knopf, 1977 Tar Baby. – New York: Knopf, 1981 Beloved. – New York: Knopf, 1987 Jazz. – New York: Knopf, 1992 Paradise. – New York: Knopf, 1998 Love. – New York:…


Banquet speech

Toni Morrison delivering her speech. © Nobel Foundation. Photo: Boo Jonsson   Toni Morrison’s speech at the Nobel Banquet, December 10, 1993 Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Ladies and Gentlemen, I entered this hall pleasantly haunted by those who have entered it before me. That company of Laureates is both daunting and welcoming, for among…


Nobel Lecture

  Nobel Lecture December 7, 1993 “Once upon a time there was an old woman. Blind but wise.” Or was it an old man? A guru, perhaps. Or a griot soothing restless children. I have heard this story, or one exactly like it, in the lore of several cultures. “Once upon a time there was…



Excerpt from Sula Excerpts selected by the Nobel Library of the . (Pages 56-57 and 134-137) T hen summer came. A summer limp with the weight of blossomed things. Heavy sunflowers weeping over fences; iris curling and browning at the edges far away from their purple hearts; ears of corn letting their auburn hair wind…


Press release

Swedish Academy The Permanent Secretary Press release October 7, 1993 The Nobel Prize in Literature 1993 “who, in novels characterized by visionary force and poetic import, gives life to an essential aspect of American reality.” “My work requires me to think about how free I can be as an African-American woman writer in my genderized,…



Born Chloe Anthony Wofford, in 1931 in Lorain (Ohio), the second of four children in a black working-class family. Displayed an early interest in literature. Studied humanities at Howard and Cornell Universities, followed by an academic career at Texas Southern University, Howard University, Yale, and since 1989, a chair at Princeton University. She has also…