Honorary Fellow, Toni Morrison, has died

6th August 2019

We are deeply saddened by the news that the award-winning author and our Honorary Fellow, Toni Morrison, has died.

Toni Morrison was the first black woman to receive the Nobel literature prize, awarded in 1993. The Swedish academy hailed her use of language and her "visionary force." Her novel "Beloved," in which a mother, Margaret, makes a tragic choice to murder her baby to save the girl from slavery, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1988. Toni Morrison was made an Honorary Fellow of St Hilda’s in 1994 and became an honorary graduate of the University of Oxford in 2005. The American Friends of St Hilda’s were honoured to have her as a member of their Board.

Our thoughts are with her family at this time.