John Steinbeck was an award winning author who was a native of the United States of America. His novels, which are described as social novels are generally set in the state of California. Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962.
John Ernst Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California on February 27th 1902. He was of German, English, and Irish descent. He enrolled in Stanford University in 1919 but dropped out to write and work as a manual labourer.
His most notable works include Of Mice and Men, The Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden. In 1940 Steinbeck was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath. It is the story of a dispossessed family’s migration from Oklahoma to California during the Great Depression.
John Steinbeck died in New York City in the year 1968 On This Day.
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