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Transcript of John Steinbeck
(February 27, 1902)born In Salinas, California
He had three sisters.
John Steinbeck decided to become a writer at the age of 14.
He only has a high school education, after dropping out of Stanford University in 1925 he never picked it back up.
Served as a war correspondent in World War II.
Married Carol Henning in 1930.
Divorced Carol in 1942
Was a construction worker and newspaper reporter in New York.
Caretaker in California at Lake Tahoe.
The Late John Steinbeck
April 1961-John Steinbeck’s Final Novel, The Winter of our Discontent, is published.
In October 25, 1962-John Steinbeck is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
In 1962 he made his Memoir, Travels with Charley in Search of America.
October 1963- John Steinbeck tours western Europe for two months with playwright Edward Albee as part of a cultural tour with the United States Information Agency.
Sept. 14 1964- President Lyndon B. Johnson awards Steinbeck with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
October 12, 1966- America and the Americas is published, this is the last book he published (it was not a novel, it just had his essays in it).
December 20, 1968- John Steinbeck died of a heart attack in New York City.
John Steinbeck was known as a realist, a naturalist, and a journalist. He included many strong themes in his novels such as; strengths of the family, the effects of the environment on man, and social protests.
American Booksellers Award
Honorary Consultant in American Literature to Library of Congress
California Commonwealth Club's Gold Medal for best novel by a California author, Tortilla Flat (1935)
California Commonwealth Club's Gold Medal for best novel by a California author, In Dubious Battle (1936)
New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, Of Mice and Men (1938)
National Book Award, The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Pulitzer Prize, The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
King Haakon VII Liberty Cross (1946)
Member of American Academy of Arts and Letters (1948)
Nobel Prize for Literature (1962)
Honorary Consultant in American Literature to the Library of Congress (1963)
Trustee of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library (1964)
United States Medal of Freedom (1964)
Annual Paperback of the Year Award (1964)
Press Medal of Freedom (1964)
Member of the National Arts Council (1966)
California Hall of Fame (2007)
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Books and Writing Style
Cup of Gold - 1929
The Pastures of Heaven - 1932
Tortilla Flat - 1935 (first very successful)
The Red Pony - 1933
The Grapes of Wrath
East of Eden (1952)
The Winter of Discontent (1961)
Travels with Charley(1962)
By:Autumn Marx, Grant Barnett,
Haley Rich, Jonathan Parker,
Jonathan Woodward, and Katie Risewick
John Steinbeck was an an author who published many classics. Some examples are The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men,and The Red Pony. He won many awards for being a wonderful author whose books all have strong messages.
John Steinbeck died December 20, 1968 and the world lost a great philosopher and author. “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” - John Steinbeck. He meant that once you open the door to deep thought you will get a lot of inovative ideas.