Today is Toni Morrison's 84th birthday. The Nobel laureate is the author of the novels "Beloved," "Song of Solomon," "Sula" and more than a dozen others.
Morrison is a literary and cultural force. When other writers are slowing down, Morrison continues to write. She's publishing a new novel, "God Help the Child," in April.
She was born Chloe Wofford in Lorain, Ohio, in 1931. She sometimes wrestles with Toni, a nickname since high school, and Morrison, her ex-husband's name. Chloe she likes. "That’s a Greek name. People who call me Chloe are the people who know me best,"