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Posts Tagged: Toni Morrison

Morrison and Díaz on Writing, Editing, and Race

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We’re all very excited about the new Beyoncé album (especially the track featuring Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie), but there’s another must-hear event for literary types: a Live from the New York Public Library conversation between Junot Díaz and Toni Morrison.

Díaz once said in an interview that “the most sustained love of mine, the one that’s carried me through all these years, is my relationship with Toni Morrison,” and as one of the NYPL’s 2013 Library Lions, he got the chance to speak with her at length onstage.

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Double Birthday Time!

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Happy birthday to Toni Morrison (who turns 82) and Audre Lorde (who would have turned 79)!

It’s hard to overstate the importance of their fight to make the voices of women of color heard, and perhaps impossible to overstate how talented and hard-working both have been as writers.

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Drop Whatever You’re Doing and Read This Toni Morrison Interview

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In 1993, an interview with Toni Morrison appeared in The Paris Review—and it feels just as relevant and immediate twenty years later.

Morrison covers vast ground: what makes a good editor, how white writers get black characters wrong (or right), the importance of teaching undergraduate students, and a million other marvelous things.

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The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup

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Your humble Rumpus Sunday Editor is smitten. Over the last couple weeks, the book blogs have been in form, publishing intelligent, hilarious, insightful, and riveting posts. In a word, they’ve been brilliant. Some, but most certainly not all, of my evidence is below.

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