John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. was an American writer. He is widely known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden and the novella Of Mice and Men . He was an author of twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books and five collections of short stories; Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. was born on February 27, 1902, in Salinas, California. He was of German and Irish descent. Johann Adolf Großsteinbeck, Steinbeck's paternal grandfather, had shortened the family name to Steinbeck when he...
|Birthdate:||February 27, 1902|
|Date of death:||December 20, 1968|
|Education:||Stanford University, Salinas High School|
|Also known as:||John Ernst Steinbeck, Steinbeck, John, John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr.|