John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck

Born: February 27, 1902

Died: December 20, 1968

Nationality: American

Occupation: Author, novelist

Biography: John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. was an American writer. He is widely known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden and the novella Of Mice and Men. As the author of twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books and five collections of short stories, Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.

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Source/Notes: Travels with Charley: In Search of America (2001 edition), Penguin UK - ISBN: 9780141190662
Source/Notes: Interview with Robert van Gelder (April 1947), as quoted in John Steinbeck : A Biography (1994) by Jay Parini

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