Tina Benko Will Receive Actors' Equity St. Clair Bayfield Award
Benko recently played the title roles in Jackie at the Women's Project, for which she received a Lucille Lortel Award nomination, and Toni Morrison's Desdemona. Her Broadway appearances include Irina's Vow, Top Girls, A Day in the Life of Joe Egg and ...
Mandela served as inspiration for music, movies, poems
“Nelson Mandela is, for me, the single statesman in the world,” Nobel laureate Toni Morrison once observed. “The single statesman, in that literal sense, who is not solving all his problems with guns. It's truly unbelievable.” Over the last decade of ...
In praise of Alice Munro
... Canadian-based author to win the award, but the first Canadian woman, an accolade that comes with bragging rights, a cheque for $1 million-plus and a place in history alongside fellow Nobelists such as Ernest Hemingway, Toni Morrison and T.S. Eliot.
Maya Angelou's Lifetime of Influence
The National Book Award ceremony was a red-letter event for the sisterhood of African-American writers, in no small part because of Angelou and Nobel-Prize winner Toni Morrison, who presented Angelou with the award. “She and I are sister-friends of ...