The Mark Blog

Writers' Reel: Happy Birthday, Toni Morrison!

Today marks Toni Morrison’s 83rd birthday, author of BelovedSula, and Song of Solomon. Last December, Morrison sat down with author Junot Diaz for a compelling conversation for Live from the New York Public Library. Celebrate Morrison’s birthday as she speaks about writing what you don’t know and how characters are like ghosts.

“The act of writing for me is you really do get to know the characters really well. For me, they are sort of like ghosts. I know what they look like although I may not describe them. They talk.” — Toni Morrison