6 Facts About Toni Morrison

1. With The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison has not only created a story, but a series of painfully accurate impressions.

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2. When he won, Toni Morrison said she felt like an American for the first time.

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3. In May 2011, Toni Morrison received an Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree from Rutgers University during commencement where she delivered a speech of the "pursuit of life, liberty, meaningfulness, integrity, and truth.

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4. In November 2006, Toni Morrison visited the Louvre Museum in Paris as the second in its "Grand Invite" program to guest-curate a month-long series of events across the arts on the theme of "The Foreigner's Home.

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5. In her Nobel acceptance speech, Toni Morrison talked about the power of storytelling.

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6. In 1983, Toni Morrison left publishing to devote more time to writing, and lived in a converted boathouse on the Hudson River.

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