Beloved, originally Toni Morrison's Pulitzer-Prize-winning 1987 novel, was released as a Hollywood film in 1998. It was directed by Jonathan Demme, and was produced by Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Productions.
Beloved is a 1987 novel by Toni Morrison about the legacy of slavery. It won Morrison the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988. The novel is loosely based on the life and legal case of Margaret Garner, about whom Morrison later wrote in the opera of the same name.