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Tickets no longer available for Morrison reading, Nov. 4

Tickets are no longer available for Toni Morrison's reading from her newest novel, "Love," at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

The Richardson box office began distributing free tickets to University ID holders on Oct. 21, and the supply was depleted by Oct. 23.

Morrison, the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities at Princeton, is the author of seven previous novels and the recipient of major international honors. Awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1993, she was the first African-American winner and the first woman to win since 1938. She also 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."

In addition to enriching the field of literature, Morrison has created collaborative works with artists in other disciplines, including Kathleen Battle, Bill T. Jones, Andre Previn, Richard Danielpour and Jessye Norman. This kind of collaboration inspired her to create the Princeton Atelier, where students and artists from different media create works that are then performed or exhibited.

The Nov. 4 reading is sponsored by the Council of the Humanities and the Program in African-American Studies .

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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