Professor Toni Morrison Set to Retire From Princeton University

Reliable sources confirm to JBHE that Toni Morrison, the Robert Goheen Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University and 1993 Nobel laureate in literature, will shortly retire from teaching. The board of trustees at Princeton will meet on June 5 to work out the terms of Professor Morrison’s retirement.

Professor Morrison’s 1987 novel Beloved was recently voted the best American novel of the past quarter-century by a large and diverse group of critics organized by the New York Times Book Review.