The Last Interview | Toni Morrison
192 page | Melville House
A wide-ranging collection of talks with the beloved author finds her refreshingly candid about her books and her life, race and misogyny, and more.
“Knowledge is what’s important, you know? Not the erasure, but the confrontation of it.” — Toni Morrison
In this wide-ranging collection of thought-provoking interviews — including her first and last — Toni Morrison (whom President Barrack Obama called a “national treasure”) details not only her writing life, but also her other careers as a teacher, and as a publisher, as well as the gripping story of her family. In fact, Morrison reveals here that her Nobel Prize-winning novels, such as Beloved and Song of Solomon, were born out of her family’s stories — such as those of her great-grandmother, born a slave, or her father, escaping the lynch mobs of the South. With an introduction by her close friend, poet Nikki Giovani, Morrison hereby weaves yet another fascinating and inspiring narrative — that of herself.