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Toni Morrison told Stephen Colbert she's an "American writer" not an "African-American writer"

Stephen Colbert invited award-winning American novelist Toni Morrison on his show on Wednesday. He started off by reminding the audience that she has won the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize for literature. Or, as Colbert calls it, "the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame of books."

83-year-old Morrison says in the interview that she never reads her own books after she finishes them, but that she made an exception a few weeks ago: she read Beloved for the first time since finishing it. "It's really good!" she said. She also jokingly takes responsibility for Obamacare.

Watch Morrison talk about racism, the burden of the Nobel Prize, and realizing that she's a good writer.