Moody Lecture by Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison, awarded the 1993 Nobel Prize in literature and the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for her works of fiction, will present the William Vaughn Moody Lecture at 4 p.m. Friday, May 10, in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. The lecture, tentatively titled "The Trouble With Paradise," is free and open to the public.
Morrison, named the 1996 Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities by the National Endowment for the Humanities, is known for her novels detailing the black American experience. They include The Bluest Eye, Sula, Tar Baby, Jazz, Song of Solomon (winner of the National Book Critics award in 1977) and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Beloved.
Morrison is the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Council of the Humanities at Princeton. She was previously a senior editor at Random House for 20 years.
The Moody Lecture Series was established in 1916 in honor of William Vaughn Moody, Professor in English, who was a widely known poet and dramatist during the first decade of the 20th century.