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The 2018 Whiting Award Winners

The ten winners of the 2018 Whiting Awards were announced tonight in a ceremony featuring a keynote by Nobel Prize laureate Toni Morrison. Based on “early accomplishment and the promise of great work to come,” the annual Whiting Award gives $50,000 to ten emerging writers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. Show More Summary

The Howard University Takeover, Fifty Years Later

'Many of America’s historically black colleges and universities played a vital role in the country’s civil rights movement. Influential Black leaders and artists such as Thurgood Marshall, Toni Morrison, Stokely Carmichael, and Mamie Clark were graduates of one such college, the prestigious Howard University in Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

Literary Witches: An Illustrated Celebration of Trailblazing Women Writers Who Have Enchanted and Transformed the World

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From Sappho to Toni Morrison, an homage to writers who have wielded the power of the mind in language with uncommon virtuosity.

Quotes on Writing: 19 Classic and Contemporary Lessons from Black American Writers

From Toni Morrison to Jesmyn Ward, we've selected some thought-provoking quotes on writing by black American writers who have led—and some of whom continue to lead—the charge in making the writing world more inclusive. The post Quotes on Writing: 19 Classic and Contemporary Lessons from Black American Writers appeared first on

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macrolit: Giveaway Contest: We recently reached 50,000 followers, and as a way of thanking you, we’re giving away FIFTY (50!) vintage paperback classics by Albert Camus, John Steinbeck, Carson McCullers, Toni Morrison, George Orwell,...Show More Summary

A look inside the career of MacKenzie Bezos, who wrote her first novel at age 6 and was Toni Morrison's favorite student

• MacKenzie Bezos, the wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, is an award-winning novelist. • She's had literary ambitions since she was six years old. • Bezos is now the author of two novels, "The Testing of Luther Albright" and "Traps." When...Show More Summary

For Binomio, a Flamenco Friendship Extends from the Studio to the Stage

Great friendships can nurture and prod an artist to make greater work. Think of Pablo Picasso and Wifredo Lam, James Baldwin and Toni Morrison, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Such is also the case for flamenco dancers Francisco Hidalgo and Anabel Moreno, who perform this weekend at the Miami-Dade County...

Toni Morrison Changed the Literary Canon

Read our own Kaila Philo’s essay on Toni Morrison’s new book The Origin of Others and then pair it with Nell Irvin Painter’s reflection on ‘Toni Morrison’s Radical Vision of Otherness.’ “Morrison’s history of Othering represents an intervention in history on several fronts. Show More Summary

What I've Been Reading Recently

Moar books from the last quarter. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy The Bell by Iris Murdoch Multitude by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri The Age of Reason by Jean-Paul Sartre Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami Tar Baby by Toni Morrison Woman's...Show More Summary

Blackness in Bedlam: On Toni Morrison’s ‘The Origin of Others’

It can be incapacitating, seeing your suffering in the mirror. The post Blackness in Bedlam: On Toni Morrison’s ‘The Origin of Others’ appeared first on The Millions.

The Color Fetish

Toni Morrison writes “The Color Fetish,” an excerpt from “The Origin of Others,” a forthcoming collection of the writer’s Charles Eliot Norton lectures.

Shorties (Reconsidering Toni Morrison's Novel Beloved, An Oral History of the National's Boxer Album, and more)

VICE reconsidered Toni Morrison's novel Beloved thirty years after its publication. The A.V. Club shared an oral history of the National's album Boxer. The band discussed their new album Sleep Well Beast with The Daily Beast. Signature recommended essential anthologies...

New PEN Archive Offers 1500 Hours of Audio/Video of Your Favorite Authors Online

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You can hear and watch interviews with writers like Norman Mailer, Toni Morrison, and Maya Angelou.

The real reason why Trader Joe's is so cheap

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Customers love Trader Joe's because of its extremely low prices. The real reasons Trader Joe's wine is so cheap Ivanka Trump used a Toni Morrison quote about slavery to describe working women's struggles — and people are furious KFCShow More Summary

NBN And Mobile Black Spots: What's In the 2017 Budget For Regional Australia

High–speed broadband "at affordable prices" and the continuation of the Mobile Black Spot Program are some of the plans for rural and regional Australia revealed in the 2017 Federal Budget, announced by Treasurer Scott Morrison tonight. More »      

Ivanka Trump Is No Slave to Fashion

In Ivanka Trump’s new book,  Women Who Work she uses a Toni Morrison quote about overcoming the psychic toll of slavery to illustrate a point about time management. Really. “Are you a slave to your time or the master of it?” Read Mo...

Ivanka Trump's Book Uses Toni Morrison Quote To Equate Busyness With Slavery

One of the less brutal reviews of Ivanka Trump’s book Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success, penned by The New York Times’ Jennifer Senior, described it as “a strawberry milkshake of inspirational quotes.” Indeed, Trump does begin each chapter with a snippet of wisdom from a woman she, presumably, admires. Show More Summary

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