Author of the Month: Toni Morrison
Selected by the Bookshop
Our Author of the Month for February is the American novelist and essayist Toni Morrison. From her first novel The Bluest Eye, published in 1970 to her last, God Help the Child (2015) her abiding concern was race, and a determination to give a voice to marginalised Black America. In her Nobel lecture she writes ‘Think of our lives and tell us your particularised world. Make up a story. Narrative is radical, creating us at the very moment it is being created … Tell us what the world has been to you in the dark places and in the light.’
New editions of her most important novels have just been released by Vintage, with specially commissioned introductions by Candice Carty-Williams, Bernardine Evaristo, Marlon James and Namwali Serpell, along with the first ever standalone publication of her novella Recitatif, introduced by Zadie Smith.