Pulitizer Prize winner, 1940. Also viewed as an impassioned defense for (or a dire prophecy regarding) the inevitable rise of the American Communist Party.
USA, 1902-1968; "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception"
Namesake for "Travels with Charley"
In 1962 he received the Nobel Prize for Literature. He wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939 and the novella Of Mice and Men, published in 1937. In all, he wrote twenty-five books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books and several collections of short stories.
The Winter of our Discontent
Ranch in the Salinas Valley of California, from "East of Eden", 1952
Government-run camp for migrant workers in "The Grapes of Wrath", 1939
Resembling Salinas Valley in California, from "In Dubious Battle", 1936
Harbor town on Long Island in "The Winter of Our Discontent", 1961
New Baytown neighborhood in "The Winter of Our Discontent"
Author, d. 1968; Salinas, California
In Search of America, 1962
Nobel Prize laureate (1902-1968)