Posted on October 27, 2022 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The new designs for US stamps in 2023 will feature, among other famous figures, places and events, two accomplished authors.

They are Ernest J. Gaines and Toni Morrison, both of whom died in 2019.

Gaines's inclusion is part of the Black Heritage series, according to the US Postal Service, and is a painting based off a photograph of him.

He was perhaps best known for The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and A Gathering of Old Men, both of which were adapted into movies, and A Lesson Before Dying, which became a bestseller and earned Gaines the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Morrison, depicted in a photograph on her stamp, received the Nobel Prize in Literature for her body of work, including Song of Solomon (a National Book Critics Circle Award winner), Beloved (a Pulitzer Prize winner), The Bluest Eye, and Sula.

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