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Morrison to speak at Friends of Library event, April 3

Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison will deliver a lecture titled "Overdue: A Writer's Debt; A Reader's Interest" at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 3, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The lecture is the inaugural event of the yearlong 75th anniversary celebration of the Friends of the Princeton University Library.

Priority seating is given to Friends of the Library members, but a limited number of free tickets are available to the public. For information about tickets, call (609) 258-3155.

More information about the lecture and other Friends of the Princeton University Library events is available online.

Morrison, the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities at Princeton, was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1993. She was the first African-American winner and the first woman to win since 1938. She won the 2000 National Humanities Medal for her contributions to American cultural life and thought, the Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for ''Beloved'' and the National Book Critics Award in 1977 for ''Song of Solomon.'' Her other novels include ''The Bluest Eye,'' ''Sula,'' ''Tar Baby,'' ''Jazz'' and ''Paradise.''

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