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Toni Morrison tells Ohioans she won't write memoir

Thursday, March 15, 2012
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Nobel Prize laureate Toni Morrison listens to Mexico's Carlos Monsivais during the Julio Cortazar professorship conference at Guadalajara University Nov. 25 2005, in Guadalajara City, Mexico. A party for the author drew stars such as former President Bill Clinton and actor Morgan Freeman as well as officials and students from Princeton University where the author has taught for 17 years before announcing her retirement in spring 2006. (AP Photo/Guillermo Arias)

Novelist Toni Morrison tells fans in Ohio she canceled plans to write a memoir because "there's a point at which your life is not interesting."

Local media outlets reports the Nobel laureate met with students and presented a reading Wednesday at Oberlin College from her latest novel, "Home." The Toni Morrison Society that researches her works used the visit to announce the establishment of a residency at the school.

The Plain Dealer reports that Morrison, a native of nearby Lorain, says she signed a contract for her next book to be a memoir but later canceled it, saying she'd rather write fiction.

The 81-year-old Morrison, in a wheelchair, says she doesn't travel well and called it a "double bonus" that she was able to see family during her visit.

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