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Toni Morrison enters Legion of Honor

4th November 2010

Beloved novelist Toni Morrison has been inducted in the elite French Legion of Honor, it has been reported.

French culture minister Frederic Mitterrand presented the Nobel laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner with a red and gold medal during a ceremony held at the legion's seat in Paris, according to the Associated Press.

'I am very moved because I think it's very special to be with you, Toni Morrison, and to be able to tell you how much we admire you and we love you,' he told the author.

Referencing the novel that gained Morrison international acclaim and won her a Pulitzer, he added: 'You're beloved.'

Accepting the award, the author said that she has always been made to feel welcome in France and revealed that becoming a member of the Legion of Honor is an 'important' landmark for her.

Morrison was given the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993, with the awarding body praising her ability to inject 'visionary force and poetic import' into her novels.

Other works by the author include The Bluest Eye, A Mercy, Love and Jazz.
 

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