Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Sherlock Holmes shop
Our Birmingham Shop
Books We're Talking About
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

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.
 

Latest Blog
#FoylesFive: Graphic Novel Gifts
01/12/2016

Matt from our web team shares his great graphic novel gifts, that will make someone's Christmas extra special.

#FoylesFive: Stocking Fillers
28/11/2016

Jay from our Birmingham branch fills us with Christmas cheer, and is on hand to help fill your Christmas stockings with gorgeous books.

#FoylesFave: Jim Henson's Labyrinth Tales by Cory Godbey
25/11/2016

If, like Andi, Labyrinth is one of your favourite films, you won't want to miss this gorgeous book.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd