Morrison’s New Novel


Toni Morrison, who was in DC over the weekend to receive the 2011 Library of Congress National Book Festival Award for Creative Achievement, took part in a Q&A for the The Hay-Adams Author Series. The author touched on her upcoming novel, Home, to be published in May of 2012, revealing that “it’s set in the ’50s. My time.”

On the advice she gave her creative writing students at Princeton: “I used to tell them, ‘I know everyone is telling you to write what you know. But I don’t want to hear what you know because you don’t know anything,’ ” she said, laughing. “Please, write what you don’t know.”

(Via Book Bench)

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →