(February 27, 1902-December 20, 1968)
Wrote 'Cup of Gold - 1929,' 'The Pastures of Heaven - 1932,' 'The Red Pony - 1933,' 'To A God Unknown - 1933,' 'Tortilla Flat - 1935,' 'In Dubious Battle - 1936,' 'Of Mice and Men - 1937,' 'The Long Valley - 1938,' 'The Grapes of Wrath - 1939,' 'Forgotten Village - 1941,' 'Sea of Cortez - 1941,' 'The Moon Is Down - 1942,' 'Bombs Away - 1942,' 'Cannery Row - 1945,' 'The Pearl - 1947,' 'The Wayward Bus - 1947,' 'A Russian Journal - 1948,' 'Burning Bright - 1950,' 'Log from the Sea of Cortez - 1951,' 'East of Eden - 1952,' 'Sweet Thursday - 1954,' 'The Short Reign of Pippin IV - 1957,' 'Once There Was A War - 1958,' 'Winter of Our Discontent - 1961,' 'Travels With Charley: In Search of America - 1962' and 'America and Americans - 1966'
Books published after his death: 'Journal of a Novel - 1969,' 'Viva Zapata - 1975,' 'The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights - 1976' and 'Working Days: The Journal of The Grapes of Wrath - 1989'
Why he might be annoying
He dropped out of Stanford University.
He worked as a laborer and factory worker before his first novel 'Cup of Gold' was published (August 1929).
He was twice divorced, with his second marriage lasting only months.
'Of Mice and Men' and 'The Grapes Of Wrath' contain profanity, racism and socialist content.
He suffered from anxiety.
Why he might not be annoying
Even after his editor Pascal Covici's firm went bankrupt he stayed loyal.
'Of Mice and Men' played 207 performances on Broadway (Opened November 23, 1937).
Both 'Of Mice and Men' and 'The Grapes Of Wrath' received critical and box office success (January, 1940).
He won 'National Book Award' and the 'Pulitzer Prize' for 'The Grapes of Wrath' (1940).
'East Of Eden' was the movie debut for James Dean (1955).
He won the 'Nobel Prize for Literature' for 'The Winter of Our Discontent' (October 25, 1962).
President Lyndon B. Johnson presented him with the 'US Medal of Freedom' (September 14, 1964).
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