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Nobel laureate Toni Morrison passes away at 88

Morrison was awarded a Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming the first black woman of any nationality to do so. 

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Nobel laureate Toni Morrison passes away at 88

The celebrated novelist and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison passed away Monday night, according to a source at her publisher, Knopf. She was 88 years old.

Born Chloe Ardella Wofford, Morrison was best known for her critically acclaimed and best-selling novel Beloved, which won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Among her other memorable and influential novels Jazz (1992) and Paradise (1997); the three books comprise a loose trilogy.

Just after the last of them was published, Morrison was awarded a Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming the first black woman of any nationality to do so.

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