Quoting agent Amanda Urban


“When [Toni Morrison] finishes it, you know, a very polished first draft, which means it’s probably her seventh or eight or tenth draft, she gives it to Bob Gottlieb, her longtime editor and me, and we read it, and amazingly she is always open to comment. The best writers are. They want reactions and if somebody has something smart to say about the book, they’ll go back and rework it. It’s very interesting. She’s great to work with – she’s very easy to work with and she’s so brilliant and she’s so much fun.”