Toni Morrison invited to literary festival in France
Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison is chosen to attend a literary festival in France that celebrates Americana.
IBNA: Toni Morrison will head to Vincennes, a suburb of Paris, in September for Festival America.
The festival celebrates the literature of the Americas and books from the Americas that have been translated into French.
The festival's organizers have invited noted American authors to the event in order to encourage the interested individuals to attend Festival America.
Toni Morrison is an American novelist, editor, and professor. Her novels are known for their epic themes, vivid dialogue, and richly detailed characters.
Among her best known novels are The Bluest Eye, Sula, Song of Solomon and Beloved. She also was commissioned to write the libretto for a new opera, Margaret Garner, first performed in 2005.
She won the Nobel Prize in 1993 and in 1987 the Pulitzer Prize for Beloved. In April 2012, it was announced she would be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and on 29 May 2012, she received the award.
Festival America is slated for September 20-23 in Vincennes.
Id : 139700