54 Toni Morrison Quotes on Love, Writing and Life

Toni Morrison was an American novelist, essayist, book editor, and college professor. She was the first black woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. She also won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Morrison was born on February 18, 1931, as Chloe Ardelia Wofford, in Lorain, Ohio, where she was also raised. In 1953, she graduated from Howard University with a B.A. in English. In 1955, she earned a master’s in American Literature from Cornell University. In 1957, Morrison returned to Howard University, got married, and had two children. After a few years, in 1964, she got divorced. In the late 1960s, she became the first black female editor in fiction at Random House in New York City, and in …