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Backbench doesn’t just rally behind Abbott against Turnbull and Bishop. It backs Morrison, too

Over at Insiders there was some predictable gloating that Tony Abbott faces another damaging split, after

Stirring Images from the First Ever Illustrated Version of Toni Morrison’s ‘Beloved’

Toni Morrison’s Beloved is widely considered the greatest of all American novels published in last quarter of the 20th century, but, until now, it has never been released as an illustrated edition — this despite the effortless magic with which Morrison invokes (or provokes) her images of postbellum black life. Thankfully, The Folio Society has now released a … Read More

In Writing News: Jonathan Franzen's Sex Scenes, Walt Whitman and Oscar Wilde's Sex Life, and Toni Morrison's New Tone

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

"Hey Walt, join me on this couch for a sec?" Oscar Wilde / Shutterstock • Did you know that Walt Whitman and Oscar Wilde probably boned? "I have the kiss of Walt Whitman still on my lips," Wilde said. This may not be "news," but it was news to me. • By the way, Walt Whitman once referred to his chest hair as the scented herbage of his breast. Show More Summary

A History of Pen Names

This week in book-related infographics: “A History of Pen Names,” from Robinson Crusoe to Dr. Seuss to Toni Morrison.

Burrito Lit, Student Edition

Remember when Chipotle started publishing famous authors like Toni Morrison, George Saunders, and Neil Gaiman on their cups and burrito-toting bags? Well, now’s your chance to join them. The fast-food chain is holding a contest for student writers, and the prizewinning responses to the prompt “write about a time when food created a memory” will […]

Chipotle Essay Contest for Students Lets Winners Get Published — on Cups

Chipotle has already adorned its cups and bags with excerpts from notable authors like Neil Gaiman, Toni Morrison, and George Saunders, and now the fast food chain is opening up the space for authors not as well known. Throughout the month of May, writers between the ages of 13 and 18 can submit their original…

Chipotle launches essay contest for cups and $20K college scholarships

Where the words of Toni Morrison, George Saunders, Neil Gaiman, Amy Tan and Malcolm Gladwell have gone before, aspiring writers may now see their own work appear. And while the publication itself is ephemeral, it's got an incredibly wide reach: 800,000 people a day.

Also.Also.Also: Smith Now Allowing Trans Women and Other Stories You Need

4 weeks agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Smith is now accepting trans women, three-parent birth certificates, Cat Con LA is just what it sounds like, books to help your kids understand revolution, Roxane Gay interviewing Toni Morrison, a Sally Ride pin you need ASAP and so much more!

Woody Allen’s romanticized rain (and Hemingway, and Toni Morrison and James Joyce)

Woody knows it, and so did Ernest Hemingway: Rain is one of literature’s great workhorses. Here's why

Toni Morrison on Baltimore: "What astonishes me... is the obvious cowardice of the police"

"Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison talks talks to Charlie Rose about the recent protests over the death of Freddie Gray in police custody in Baltimore, and about what can be done about the breakdown in trust between law enforcement and the community. "What astonishes me... is the obvious cowardice of the police" who are responsible for these deaths, she says."

Inside the List

Toni Morrison, whose “God Help the Child” is No. 5 on the hardcover fiction list, used to receive phone calls from Marlon Brando, who would recite her work.

Toni Morrison: Police Who Kill Unarmed Black Men Are ‘Cowardly’

last monthNews : Mediaite

Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison told Charlie Rose Thursday night that we are living in "troubling" and "cowardly" times. And when she uses the word "cowardly," she is talking about the continuing series of cops who have killed unarmed black men.

Toni Morrison and David Baldacci Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

last monthMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending April 26, 2015–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month. (Debuted at #3 in Hardcover Fiction) God Help the Child...Show More Summary

18 Brilliant Books You Won't Want To Miss This Summer

last monthNews : Huffington Post

T he year 2015 has already given us a new Toni Morrison masterpiece and a brilliant sophomore opus from Hanya Yanagihara, as well as a few dazzling debuts, but the summer ahead looks no less promising. We've compiled a few of the enticing...Show More Summary

Snow White or black beauty?

God Help the Child, Toni Morrison’s 11th novel, hearkens back to two of her earliest. Like The Bluest Eye, it is a story of internalised racism and paedophilia; like Tar… Read more The post Snow White or black beauty? appeared first on The Spectator.

Feministing Reads: Toni Morrison’s God Help the Child

Toni Morrison is a national treasure, and a new Morrison novel is a national event. Superlatives proliferate: she is among our greatest chroniclers of American history, our greatest portraitists of black communal life, our greatest analysts of subjectivity under duress, our greatest institutional advocates for black feminist literature.  She has meant so much to so […]

Miss Piggy, Extraordinary Puppet, to Receive Award for Feminism

last monthLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

The Brooklyn Museum's Sackler Center First Awards annually honor pioneering woman who were first in their fields, paving the way for future women, inspiring them, showing them all they can become. Toni Morrison, Sandra Day O’Connor, Connie Chung, and Julie Taymor have all received the high honor.This year's award goes... More »

Toni Morrison: “I want to see a cop shoot a white unarmed teenager in the back”

This happened over a week ago, but I missed it: “People keep saying, ‘We need to have a conversation about race,’” Ms. Morrison told the (U.K.) Telegraph in an April 19 interview. “This is the conversation. I want to see a cop shoot a white unarmed teenager in the back,” said Ms. Morrison, who also […]

Book review: Toni Morrison’s violent new novel

Morrison's new book erases barriers between the lofty African American novel and contemporary urban lit The post Book review: Toni Morrison’s violent new novel appeared first on Macleans.ca.

More On Toni Morrison And Her New Book (What Else To Say? She’s Just Tremendous)

“Evil itself, Morrison says, is, ‘completely boring': the thing she finds ‘intellectually fascinating’ is how people respond to it.”

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