Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison. (Photo: Charles Johnson/Flickr)
Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison. (Photo: Charles Johnson/Flickr)

The world is still mourning the loss of Nobel Laureate and Princeton University professor Toni Morrison, who died August 6, 2019 at age 88. There has been a proliferation of remembrances and odes to the late lion of literature. In a 2015 interview, Morrison discussed her work with The New Yorker’s Hilton Als. The prolific writer discussed the use of her writing, which had once been invisible, and was now widely available but whose meaning was often distorted. Listen to her take on the use of her work in the public sphere as she discusses her final novel (God Help the Child) and the voice of her characters:

Rest in power.

Read the entire article at The New Yorker.

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