Tommy Orange

NEW YORK | Winfrey praises Toni Morrison at Manhattan dinner gala

NEW YORK — Oprah Winfrey was in town to praise one of her idols, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison. Winfrey spoke Tuesday night at a dinner gala in downtown Manhattan for the Center for Fiction, which presented Morrison a lifetime achievement award. The 87-year-old author was unable to attend, but Winfrey ensured her presence was felt, … Continue reading NEW YORK | Winfrey praises Toni Morrison at Manhattan dinner gala

NEW YORK | Tayari Jones and Tommy Orange among book award finalists

NEW YORK — Tayari Jones‘ “An American Marriage” and Tommy Orange’s “There, There,” two of the year’s most talked-about novels, are on the fiction longlist for the National Book Awards. Other books announced Friday by the National Book Foundation include Lauren Groff’s “Florida,” Brandon Hobson’s “Where the Dead Sit Talking” and Jennifer Clement’s “Gun Love.” … Continue reading NEW YORK | Tayari Jones and Tommy Orange among book award finalists