The most influential American author of her generation, Toni Morrison's writing was radically ambiguous

In her creative and critical work, Toni Morrison sought to remap the contours of American literature and culture. Continue reading at 'The Conversation'

[ The Conversation | 2019-08-07 06:00:28 UTC ]
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Toni Morrison not only remade American literature, she challenged us to resist the tenacity of racism

The Nobel laureate, who died on Monday, blasted many a myth, with eloquence and grace. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-08-06 18:28:08 UTC ]
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Toni Morrison, Award-Winning Author of Beloved and More, Dead at 88

Morrison's accolades included a Pulitzer, a Nobel Prize in literature, and a Presidential Medal of Freedom. Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2019-08-06 14:40:16 UTC ]
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Watch Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison explain why she told black stories

Celebrated novelist Toni Morrison has died at 88, and she leaves behind a commanding legacy of the black experience in literature. Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison has died, according to a friend who confirmed the news to the Associated Press. She was 88 years old.Read Full Story Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-08-06 11:00:50 UTC ]
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The Authors Guild Honors Toni Morrison, James Patterson, and…IngramSpark

At the author advocacy organization's 25th gala, trade publishing stars and a self-publishing engine are acclaimed for distinguished service to writers. The post The Authors Guild Honors Toni Morrison, James Patterson, and…IngramSpark appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Struggling as an author? Stop writing only what you want to write

Earning a living as a writer is as likely as winning the lottery. Instead of writing books and persuading others to buy them, find out what people want to write, then do it for themPhilip Pullman: professional writers set to become ‘an endangered species’ due to low wagesI left school with a... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Erika L. Sánchez Wishes More Authors Would Write About Money

“I grew up working class and money was a factor in everything we did,” says the poet and novelist, whose new book is the memoir “Crying in the Bathroom.” “That’s why I always write about the financial realities of my characters.” Continue reading at The New York Times

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Register Today for AAPI Communities in Conversation #6 Featuring Malaka Gharib, author of I Was 'Their American Dream'

The sixth installment in the AAPI Communities in Conversation series, featuring Malaka Gharib, author of 'I Was Their American Dream,' is now set for Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 1:00 pm ET. Register here. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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11 Books by Filipino American Authors You Should Be Reading

The first time I read a book about a person who even minorly resembled me, I was 19 and teaching at a creative writing summer camp. My coworker Sophie Lee’s YA novel What Things Mean tells the story of a young Filipina girl named Olive who uses reading to cope with feelings of loneliness and... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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Some of the Most Influential Asian American Literature of All Time

Get to know some of the most influential Asian American literature of all time, including Dictee. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Sites of Radical Possibility: The Best of 1970s and 80s Women-Authored Science Fiction and Fantasy

A late baby-boomer, I spent my tweens and adolescence in the 1970s under the Tolkien-woven spell of heroic fantasy, immersed in the imagined worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea trilogy (1968-72), Patricia A. McKillip’s Riddlemaster trilogy (1976-79), and Evangeline Walton’s Welsh-myth-remix... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Joan Didion, American journalist and author, dies at age 87

The unsparing observer of US culture, politics and public life won huge acclaim for her memoir The Year of Magical Thinking• Read Alex Clark’s interview with Joan Didion from February 2021• Obituary: Joan DidionJoan Didion, the eminent journalist, author and anthropologist of contemporary... Continue reading at The Guardian

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“You cover that acid in comfort.” Read Toni Morrison’s 1973 edit letter to Lucille Clifton.

In addition to being a prolific novelist, Toni Morrison was a prolific editor. She was committed to championing Black writers, both through her role as senior editor at Random House and her work with writing collectives like The Sisterhood (which included literary giants like June Jordan, Alice... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Mining Toni Morrison's Spiritual Legacy: Nadra Nittle

Journalist Nittle explores how the author offered a vision of Christianity and African traditions to generations of Black readers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Author of 'My Monticello' on Writing a Debut Book With Buzz

Jocelyn Nicole Johnson, at 50, is not the average age of a debut author. But the public school teacher describes herself as a “literary debutante” with the October publication of “My Monticello.” Continue reading at The New York Times

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Finding your father, and yourself, in the works of Toni Morrison

Review of 'Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature' by Farah Jasmine Griffin Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Octavia Butler’s 1979 bio is an object lesson in writing author bios.

Over the weekend, the Los Angeles Review of Books published a fairly wild essay by Miguel Esteban who, at the tender age of 14, commissioned a now-famous essay on race in science fiction from Octavia Butler. The whole piece is worth a read (the gall of teenage boys! the grace of Octavia!) but... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Is Poe the most influential American writer? A new book offers evidence.

John Tresch’s “The Reason for the Darkness of the Night” presents the multitalented author’s fascination with science. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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How an acclaimed author decided to write fiction for Black women like her

Deesha Philyaw talks about the long gestation of her collection 'The Secret Lives of Church Ladies,' a Times Book Prize finalist for first fiction. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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A modern-day historian writes the timeline of American decline

British journalist Nick Bryant became attached to the U.S. in the 1980s. Then things went downhill Continue reading at The Washington Post

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