It is Toni Morrison’s 88th birthday today, February 18th. Hard to believe that she’s 88, but we all march toward death – the unavoidable – and hopefully she won’t go soon.
My favorite Toni Morrison novels in order:
- A Mercy (I know this is a controversial choice, but I’ve read it four times and I know what I know)
- Beloved (Pulitzer Prize, 1988)
- Song Of Solomon (National Book Critics Circle Award, 1977)
On writing novels, Morrison once famously said, “If there’s a book you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”
Thank goodness that she chose to write rather than continuing as a book editor. Her work on other writers’ novels would never have equaled her ability as a writer.
Dear Ms. Morrison,
If you would like to get together and talk about writing, I would love to drink coffee or tea with you.
Please contact me through my agent (or directly here at this website).