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  • Author IntroductionJohn SteinbeckJohn Steinbeck is considered one of the greatest American writers of all time.Brilliantly captured the strength and determination of the human spirit.Steinbeck grew up in Salinas, California in the agricultural section.

  • Author IntroductionJohn SteinbeckSalinas became the setting of many Steinbeck novels.At age 14, he decided to become a writer.Attended Stanford University, but never finished.

  • Author IntroductionJohn SteinbeckSteinbeck wrote his first novel, Cup of Gold, in 1929 after returning to California.He was often able to capture the realistic side of human life that he witnessed firsthand in Salinas.

  • Author IntroductionJohn SteinbeckOf Mice and Men was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, but The Grapes of Wrath won it in 1940.After a rocky marriage, Steinbeck hit the road to travel, which inspired a few of his novels.

  • Author IntroductionJohn Steinbeck

    The Nobel Prize in Literature 1962 was awarded to John Steinbeck "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception.1

    1 "The Nobel Prize in Literature 1962". Nobelprize.org. Nobel Media AB 2013. Web. 3 Dec 2013.

  • Author IntroductionJohn SteinbeckSteinbeck died in New York, December 20th, 1968, at the age of 66.Steinbecks ability to capture deep issues of human existence made his novels a powerful platform for social and political issues

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