• John Steinbeck was born February 27th 1902 in Salinas
• Steinbeck graduated from Salinas High School in 1919.
• He attended Stanford University in 1920 and graduated in 1925.
• After graduating he moved to New York to further his writing career.
• He spent a few years in New York but he couldn’t get any of his
writing published so he moved back to California.
• Soon after he moved back to California he had his first book
• In 1930 Steinbeck married Carol Henning.
• He continued writing until he died on December 20th 1968.
John Steinbecks first book (Cup of Gold) was published in 1929.
In 1937 Of Mice and Men was published
In 1939 The Grapes of Wrath was published
In 1943 The Pearl was published.
• 1940 - Pulitzer Prize Fiction Award (The Grapes of Wrath)
• 1962 - Nobel Prize for Literature
• In his life John Steinbeck had 25 books published.
• 17 of his books went on to become movies including, The Grapes of
Wrath, Canary Row, Of Mice and Men, The Pearl, and East of Eden.
• In September 1964, Steinbeck was awarded the United States Medal
• In 1979, the United States Postal Service issued a stamp featuring
• Today John Steinbeck’s books can
be found around the world.
• On December 5th 2007 John
Steinbeck was inducted into the
California Hall of Fame.
• John Steinbeck is still regarded as
one of the best American writers
who ever lived.