2011 Library of Congress Creative Achievement Award
The work of Toni Morrison has gained worldwide acclaim. The 1993 Nobel Prize in literature was awarded to Morrison, “who in novels characterized by visionary force and poetic import, gives life to an essential aspect of American reality.” Her novel “Beloved” won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1998. . In 2006, The New York Times asked several hundred well-known writers, critics, editors and other knowledgeable parties to identify “the single best work of American fiction published in the last 25 years.” “Beloved” was at the top of the list.
In 2000, the Library of Congress named her a Living Legend. Morrison’s most recent novel is “Home.” Morrison is the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities Emeritus at Princeton University.