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  • 1. By Kaleen Mercer Period 3 English 4/30/09
  • 2. •Born on February 27th, 1902. •Born in Salinas, California.
  • 3. •John’s father was John Steinbeck Sr. •His mother was Olive Hamilton Steinbeck. •John had three sisters, Esther, Elizabeth and Mary. • He married three times to Carol Henning, Gwyndolyn Conger and Elaine Anderson Scott. •John had two sons with his second wife. Their names are Thomas and John. Family
  • 4. •John graduated from Salinas High School in 1919. •He attended Stanford University from 1919 to 1925. •John left Stanford in 1925 for New York to further his writing courier.
  • 5. • Cup of Gold •The Pastures of Heaven •To a God Unknown •Tortilla Flat •Cannery Row •Once There Was a War •East of Eden •Of Mice and Men •The Grapes of Wrath
  • 6. • John earned the Nobel Prize in Literature on December 10th, 1962. •John was awarded the Nobel Prize “…for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humor and keen social perception.” •In 2005,his medal was donated to Stanford University Library.
  • 7. •John died on December 20th, 1968 because of heart failure. •His ashes were buried in the Garden of Memories Cemetery.
  • 8. “Google.” Images 30 April. 2009 – <http://images.google.com/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi> “John Steinbeck’s Biography.” Steinbeck 30 April. 2009 – < http://www.steinbeck.org/Bio.html> “John Steinbeck.” NobelPrize 22 Feb. 2008. 30 April. 2009 – <http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1962/steinbeck-faq.html>