Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis

Born: February 7, 1885

Died: January 10, 1951

Nationality: American

Occupation: Novelist, playwright

Biography: Harry Sinclair Lewis was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In 1930, he became the first writer from the United States to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humor, new types of characters.

Source/Notes: As quoted in: "The Arbitrator, Volumes 12-19" (1930), "Convert Sinclair Lewis". Also in: The art of Sinclair Lewis (1967), p. 177

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Source/Notes: As quoted in: The Reader's Digest, Volume 8, Issue 2 (1929)

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