There ain’t no sin and there ain’t no virtue. There’s just stuff people do.
― John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath
born in Salinas Valley, California, The United States February 27, 1902
died: December 20, 1968
genre: Literature & Fiction
influences: Ed Ricketts, Will Lang, Socrates, Emiliano Zapata, Lincoln Steffens, A…more
John Steinbeck III was an American writer. 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.
In 1962 Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Steinbeck grew up in the Salinas Valley region of California, a culturally diverse place of rich migratory and immigrant history. This upbringing imparted a regionalistic flavor to his writing, giving many of his works a distinct sense of place.
Steinbeck moved briefly to New York City, but soon returned home to California to begin his career as a writer. Most of his earlier work dealt w…more