Nobel Prize-winning writer Toni Morrison dies.
Toni Morrison, the 1993 Nobel Prize winner, the first African-American woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize, has died at the age of 88.
Toni Morrison was born in Lorain, Ohio in 1931 to a working-class family, and studied at Howard University in Whashington, D.C., where he graduated with a degree in English Literature in 1953.
In 1965, he began working as an editor at the Randm House publishing house in New York.
In 1970 she debuted as a novelist with the novel “The Bluest Eye” which tells the story of an African-American girl who wants to look like white people and wants to have blue eyes like Shirley Temple.
In 1993, she received the Nobel Prize in Literature, the first African-American woman to receive the world’s most prestigious literary award.
After a short illness she died in New York on August 5, 2019.