Legendary Author Toni Morrison Dies at 88: 'Rest, Queen'
Toni Morrison, one of America's greatest writers, has died. The news of her death was announced by her publisher, Alfred A. Knopf. Morrison was the author of 11 novels, including "Beloved," "Jazz" and "Song of Solomon," as well as several works of non-fiction. She wrote of the unique tragedies and triumphs of the African American experience, in rich, sometimes mystical, prose. Among her many awards, Morrison received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993. Morrison was 88 years old.