Celebrated novelist Toni Morrison died on Monday night at the age of 88, family members announced this morning. The Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer was best known for the novels Beloved, The Bluest Eye, and Song of Solomon. She published her latest, God Help the Child, in 2015. Before she became an internationally renowned author, Morrison worked as an editor at Random House for 19 years, where she has been credited with lifting up a new generation of black writers, including Angela Davis. “We die,” Morrison said in her Nobel Prize address. “That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.” No further details have yet been announced.