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Writer and editor, born in Lorain, Ohio as Chloe Anthony Wofford, Studied at Howard University (1953 BA) and Cornell (1955 MA), taught English at Texas Southern University (1955–7) and at Howard (1957–64). Later also at the State University of New York, Purchase (1971–2), Albany (1984–9), and Princeton (1989). Married and divorced Harold Morrison.
The recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature: 1993