'Author Toni Morrison talks with The New Yorker's Hilton Als about the influence her father had on her while she was growing up.'
Toni Morrison is without a doubt one of the greatest novelists of all time, and one of the most profound thinkers on race and identity politics in America. Naturally, Morrison gets asked to share her thoughts on race all the time, but...Show More Summary
I was thrilled to speak with journalist and writer Ta-Nehisi Coates on my WBAI radio show last week. Coates’ latest book Between The World and Me was called “required reading” by Toni Morrison, was nominated for a National Book Award, and earned him a MacCarthur Genius Grant. In the summer of 2014, Coates rekindled a […]
By David Morrison | (OpenDemocracy) | – – Tony Blair was warned by his intelligence chiefs that invading Iraq would increase the terror threat facing Britain. If MPs had known this, would…
After reading Ta-Nehisi Coates's epistolary memoir, Between the World and Me, Toni Morrison endorsed his effort by saying: "I've been wondering who might fill the intellectual void that plagued me after James Baldwin died. Clearly it...Show More Summary
From the merest suggestion in Shakespeare's "Othello" that Desdemona may have had an African maid as a girl, Toni Morrison imagines hidden dimensions in the mind and heart of the Senator's daughter who shocked Venice by marrying a Moor. In "Desdemona," which opened Thursday at UCLA's Freud Playhouse...
“When will Philip Roth win?” has been the question since 1993, when Toni Morrison became the last American to win the prize. At this point, I doubt even Roth cares. (OK, he probably cares a little bit.) But his partisans care deeply, and they grumble loudly every year he’s overlooked. Daily Beast
Toni Morrison talked about writing, race relations, and journalism in a conversation with Hilton Als at the New Yorker Festival last week, and the highlights are available online. Als has also written an illuminating profile of Morrison for the magazine.
Toni Morrison was a featured guest at the New Yorker Festival on Friday in a conversation that touched on everything from the Charleston church shooting to writing about race and her theory on female gods. Read more...
On Friday, Hilton Als (author of White Girls) conducted a talk with the legendary Toni Morrison at the New Yorker Festival. Morrison has written 11 novels, seven works of nonfiction, and no big deal but in 1993 she won the Nobel Peace Prize for literature, making her the most recent American to... More »
“The exercise would seem fitting for the former Random House editor, but it’s really a response to what she perceives as the media becoming more ‘manipulative’ with words.”
Reading the New York Times is an interactive experience for novelist Toni Morrison. She edits her copy with a pencil while she reads, scratching out words and inserting alternatives, she told The New Yorker’s Hilton Als last night at the magazine’s annual festival.The exercise would seem fitting for the former... More »
The celebration at the New York Public Library celebrated authors like Toni Morrison and Robert Caro.
This weekend marks the 16th annual New Yorker Festival, featuring a roster of big-name speakers, panelists and performers from Toni Morrison and Patti Smith to Jason Segel and Billy Joel. One major addition to this year's festival will be Tech@Fest, a new slate of programming focusing on topics like cyber privacy, gaming and gene technology. Show More Summary
In 1998, Toni Morrison wrote a comment for The New Yorker arguing that “white skin notwithstanding, this is our first black President. Blacker than any actual black person who could ever be elected in our children’s lifetime.” Last week...Show More Summary
Tony Abbott is gracious in his interview with Ray Hadley this morning.…
Toni Morrison, Sherman Alexie, Lois Lowry, Sandra Cisneros.
“When schools and institutions attempt to ban The Bluest Eye there is a distinct and ugly irony to this exile. I often think of Morrison’s own words, ‘If you’re going to hold someone down you’re going to have to hold on by the other end of the chain.'”
With an introduction written and read by Toni Morrison, "American Masters: The Women's List" is an engaging, beautifully shot oral history of 50 years of women's equality, told through 15 candid tableaus by the women who lived them.Show More Summary
More damage to Scott Morrison’s reputation: TONY Abbott used his first interview since being deposed as prime minister a week ago to slam…