Sameer A. Khan

TONI MORRISON, the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities emeritus, will receive a lifetime-achievement award from the National Book Critics Circle March 12. She will be recognized for “reshaping literary culture over the past half-century” as a novelist, a book editor, and a professor. Morrison’s latest novel, God Help The Child, about how a childhood trauma shapes the rest of one woman’s life, will be published in April.