Toni Morrison

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Sharp rise in parents seeking to ban anti-racist books in US schools
The American Library Association’s annual Top 10 ‘most challenged’ books is usually dominated by LGBTQ+ reading, but 2020 registered other anxieties

Alison Flood

06, Apr, 2021 @12:01 PM

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From sisterly love to frenemies: the best female friendships in books
Whether it is Vera Brittain or Elena Ferrante, women’s relationships have provided succour in troubled times, writes Lucy Jago

Lucy Jago

05, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Yaa Gyasi: 'Toni Morrison blew away everything I thought I knew about literature'
The bestselling novelist on tackling her to-be-read pile during the pandemic, crying over Natasha Trethewey, and not finishing Ulysses

Yaa Gyasi

12, Mar, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The 50 best films of 2020 in the UK: the full list
It’s number one time, and it’s a picture from the beginning of the year that nothing else has quite eclipsed for wit, thrills and sheer watchability

Andrew Pulver

18, Dec, 2020 @8:09 AM

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Top 10 books about creative writing
From linguistics to essays by Zadie Smith and Toni Morrison, poet Anthony Anaxagorou recommends some ‘lateral’ ways in to a demanding craft

Anthony Anaxagorou

14, Oct, 2020 @10:00 AM

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American classics among most ‘challenged’ books of the decade in US
Huckleberry Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird among works protesters have tried to get removed from schools and libraries

Alison Flood

28, Sep, 2020 @3:04 PM

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Top 10 goddesses in fiction | E Foley and B Coates
In ancient myth – and novels by authors from Neil Gaiman to Toni Morrison – these ambiguous figures are sometimes repressive, sometimes inspiring

E Foley and B Coates

09, Sep, 2020 @9:57 AM

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Top 10 books about recovery
Finding a life beyond addiction, or other kinds of damaged personal life, is more complicated than we might wish. But as these books show, it is possible

Nina Renata Aron

15, Jul, 2020 @11:20 AM

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Johny Pitts: 'War and Peace is just ... so long'
The journalist and author on Leo Tolstoy, Toni Morrison and a clear view of Blair’s Britain

Johny Pitts

26, Jun, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye at 50: a novel that speaks to our times
Set after the Great Depression, Morrison’s heartbreaking debut explores beauty and finds joy where there really should be none

Candice Carty-Williams

09, May, 2020 @7:00 AM

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The Guardian view on new stories: helping others tell tales | Editorial
Editorial: Everyone’s favourite stormtrooper will be developing new movies with Netflix – one of several creators who have turned to enabling the work of others

Editorial

15, Mar, 2020 @6:32 PM

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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am review – as elegant as its subject
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’s generous documentary is a fitting tribute to the late, great author

Wendy Ide

08, Mar, 2020 @5:30 AM

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