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Writers and Company: Toni Morrison interviewed in 1992

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American author Toni Morrison is one of the best-known novelists in the United States and won the Pulitzer Prize for her 1987 novel Beloved. In this 1992 conversation with Eleanor Wachtel on the CBC Radio program Writers & Company, Morrison talks about why she started writing, her childhood, the reception her writing gets and her latest work, Jazz

Medium: Radio
Broadcast Date: Dec. 6, 1992
Program: Writers and Company
Host: Eleanor Wachtel
Guests: Toni Morrison
Duration: 34:55

Did You know?


• Morrison won the Nobel Prize for Literature the year after this interview. According to the Globe and Mail, the Nobel committee saluted her work "for attempting to liberate the American language from the 'fetters of race.'"


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