10 Interesting John Steinbeck Facts

Friday, May 9th 2014. | People

Find out the information about one of the famous American writers who had created novels, short stories and non fictions books in John Steinbeck facts. If you are an avid reader, the name John Steinbeck is not strange to you. His books are still surfaced on various bookstores. Here are the personal life, works and life style of John Steinbeck:

John Steinbeck Facts 1: books

John Ernst Steinbeck Jr. had created more 27 books that people can read today. You can read five collections of short stories, 6 nonfiction books and 16 novels. Find our another famous author in John Marsden facts.

John Steinbeck Facts 2: date of birth

He was born on 27th February 1902 in Salinas, California. Based on his ancestry, John Steinbeck’s blood was a mix of Irish, German and English descent.

John Steinbeck Facts

John Steinbeck Facts

John Steinbeck Facts 3: Pulitzer Prize

Not all of the writers in the world are awarded with a Pulitzer Prize. It is one of the most prestigious prizes in the world. John Steinbeck received the Pulitzer Prize for three of his novels. They are The Grapes of Wrath (1939), East of Eden (1952) and the novella Of Mice and Men (1937).

John Steinbeck Facts 4: Nobel Prize for Literature

John Steinbeck’s skill to write a story is appreciated by most people in the world. He was famous with his imaginative and realistic writing in most of his novels and short stories. In 1962, he received the Nobel Prize for literature.

John Steinbeck Old

John Steinbeck Old

John Steinbeck Facts 5: Großsteinbeck

His family name actually was Großsteinbeck.  When his paternal grandfather Johann Adolf Großsteinbeck emigrated to United States, he decided to shorten the family name as Steinbeck.

John Steinbeck Facts 6: family farm

The family of John Steinbeck had a family farm located in Germany. The exact location is in Heiligenhaus, Mettmann, North Rhine-Westphalia. Today people call the family farm as Großsteinbeck.

John Steinbeck Pic

John Steinbeck Pic

John Steinbeck Facts 7: father

Let’s find out about the father of John Steinbeck. His name is John Ernst Steinbeck. He worked as Monterey County treasurer.

John Steinbeck Facts 8: mother

John Steinbeck was influenced by his mother who worked as a school teacher. The passion of writing and reading was shaped by his mother. The name of his mother was Olive Hamilton.

John Steinbeck Stamp

John Steinbeck Stamp

John Steinbeck Facts 9: Episcopal Church

All members in Steinbeck family always went to Episcopal Church. During his young time, the Steinbeck junior also did it. But eventually he claimed himself as an agnostic person.

John Steinbeck Facts 10: place of living

Steinbeck liked to get closer with the fertile and green land. He lived in a small rural town that he could explore. He spent his childhood time at 132 Central Avenue. The home was created in Victorian style.

John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck

Talking about his education, John studied at Stanford University in Palo Alto with a major of English literature in 1925. But it left him without a degree. Are you inspired with facts about John Steinbeck?

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