Nobel Prize Winning author Toni Morrison headlines 2010 Annual Conference Opening General Session


Karee Williams

ALA Conference Services



For Immediate Release

December 22, 2009

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) will kick off its 2010 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. with acclaimed author Toni Morrison speaking at the Opening General Session from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, 2010.

Toni Morrison is a Nobel Prize winning American author, editor and professor. Her contributions to the modern canon are numerous. Some of her acclaimed titles include: “The Bluest Eye,” “Song of Solomon” and “Beloved,” which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988. She won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993.

Her newest books for children are “Peeny Butter Fudge” and “Little Cloud and Lady Wind.”

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