Author of the Month: Toni Morrison

Our Author of the Month for May is the American novelist, essayist and critic Toni Morrison. Best known for her epic novels exploring the African-American experience, she has been awarded numerous literary awards, including the Nobel Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award for Song of Solomon in 1977, the Pulitzer Prize for Beloved in 1988, the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993 and in 2009 The Norman Mailer Prize for Lifetime Achievement. Come and explore her work at the shop throughout May.

God Help the Child

Toni Morrison

From the publisher:

Toni Morrison’s fierce and provocative novel exposes the damage adults wreak on children, and how this echoes through the generations. Bride, now glamorous, grown up, ...

Race: Vintage Minis

Toni Morrison

From the publisher:

Is who we are really only skin deep? In this book, the author unravels race through the stories of those debased and dehumanised because of it. It also includes the story of ...

Jazz

Toni Morrison

From the publisher:

Morrison’s voice transcends colour and creed and she has become one of America’s outstanding post-war writers’ Guardian Joe Trace – in his fifties, door-to-door ...

The Bluest Eye

Toni Morrison

From the publisher:

And why we will never, ever stop reading them’ Afua Hirsch ‘Discovering a writer like Toni Morrison is rarest of pleasures’ Washington Post’When she arrived, with ...

Home

Toni Morrison

From the publisher:

A stirring exploration of war, race and belonging from the Nobel-prize winning author of Beloved. As Frank revisits the memories from childhood and the war that leave him ...

Desdemona

Toni Morrison, foreword by Peter Sellars, lyrics by Rokia Traore

From the publisher:

The story of Desdemona from Shakespeare’s Othello is re-imagined by Nobel Prize Laureate Toni Morrison.

Song of Solomon: A Novel

Toni Morrison

From the publisher:

‘Song of Solomon...profoundly changed my life’ Marlon James Macon ‘Milkman’ Dead was born shortly after a neighbourhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a ...

Sula

Toni Morrison

From the publisher:

A howl of love and rage, playful and funny as well as hard and bitter’ New York Times As young girls, Nel and Sula shared each other’s secrets and dreams in the poor ...

Love

Toni Morrison

Eleanor Birne writes:

Last year I went to the South Bank to hear Toni Morrison read from this novel. The event was sold out many weeks in advance. I got there early and watched the place fill up ...

A Mercy

Toni Morrison

From the publisher:

‘A beautiful and important book’ The Times On the day that Jacob, an Anglo-Dutch trader, agrees to accept a slave in lieu of payment for a debt from a plantation owner, ...

Tar Baby

Toni Morrison

From the publisher:

An unforgettable and transformative novel that explores race and gender with scorching insight from the Nobel-prize winning author of Beloved. Then there’s Son, a criminal ...

Paradise

Toni Morrison

From the publisher:

Four young women are brutally attacked in a convent near an all-black town in America in the mid-1970s. Spanning the birth of the Civil Rights movement, Vietnam, the ...