Toni Morrison on Craft, Inspiration, and When She Met Obama

From a story on by Sarah Ladipo Manyika headlined “Toni Morrison on Craft, Inspiration, and the Time She Met Obama”:

For weeks, I had been wondering what she would be like. It was one thing to have encountered Toni Morrison through her writing and to have watched her lectures and interviews, but another to meet her in person. Having just written a book about a seventy-four-year-old woman, I am curious to see what Ms. Morrison reveals about her experience of older age. I had heard that she is wheelchair-bound and often in pain. I hope she won’t be in too much pain (any pain) on this day.