'''Toni Morrison''' is a Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning American author. She is currently the last American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

She is also known for jokingly calling UsefulNotes/BillClinton "our first black President," because the Republican-controlled Congress kept going after him during scandals like police go after a young black man near a crime scene: automatically guilty. She then talked about how his "blackness" makes the comparison even more on-target, such as his love of fast-food and being from a poor single-parent household. Morrison was actually trying to make a point about how the Republicans were too eager to try to get Clinton out of office, but the idea of him being the first black President stuck. Then it became [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama a bit hilarious in hindsight]].


!!Works by this author include:

* ''Literature/TheBluestEye''
* ''Literature/{{Sula}}''
* ''Literature/{{Song of Solomon}}''
* ''Literature/TarBaby''
* ''Literature/{{Recitatif}}''
* ''Literature/{{Beloved}}''
* ''Literature/{{Jazz}}''
* ''Literature/{{Paradise}}''
* ''Literature/{{Love}}''
* ''Literature/AMercy''
* ''{{Literature/Home}}''