Author won Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962
John Steinbeck(1902-1968) is the author of such celebrated works asTortilla Flat (1935),Of Mice and Men (1937), andThe Grapes of Wrath (1939), for which hewon both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Hewas awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962.The editors of this volume areRobert DeMottandElaine A. Steinbeck(1914-2003). Robert DeMott is the Edwin and Ruth Kennedy Distinguished Professor at Ohio University and the author ofSteinbeck's Typewriter, an award-winning book of critical essays. Elaine A. Steinbeck, co-editor ofSteinbeck- A Life in Letters, was married to John Steinbeck from 1950 until his death in 1968.
"John Steinbeck was a born storyteller of vividly interesting tales. His capacity to bring alive realistic scenes and authentic speech was really quite exceptional." -The New Criterion