American author and Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison has died. He was 88 years old. Morrison is the first black woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Toni Morrison died at a private hospital in New York. He had been in treatment for some time. The cause of death is unclear. Toni Morrison rose to world fame through his novel Beloved.
When Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993, she became the first person in the black community to receive the prize. Toni Morrison is noted for his work on the persecution of black people. Strong female characters were also a feature of Toni Morrison’s work. Sharp dialogue and subtle character creation are the hallmarks of Toni Morrison’s novels. Popular novels include The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, Bilwood, and Sula. He has also won the Pulitzer Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award, the largest civilian award in the United States.