Pearl S. Buck
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Born: June 26, 1892

Died: March 6, 1973 (age 80)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Novelist, writer, teacher

Bio: Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhju, was an American writer who spent most of her time until 1934 in China. Her novel The Good Earth was the best-selling fiction book in the U.S. in 1931 and 1932, and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932.

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