John Steinbeck

Born: February 27, 1902 in Salinas, California

Died: December 20, 1968 in New York City, New York

Family: Carol (first wife)

Education: Went to Stanford University but never graduated.

Biography:  He worked as a free-lance writer, construction worker, newspaper reporter and caretaker before becoming a well-known writer.   He won a Pulitzer Prize for The Grapes of Wrath as well as a National Book Award.  During WWII he was a war correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune.


  • Tortilla Flat
  • Cup of Gold
  • In Dubious Battle
  • Of Mice and Men
  • The Long Valley
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • East of Eden
  • The Winter of Our Discontent
  • Travels With Charley: In Search of America
  • The Pastures of Heaven 
  • To a God Unknown
  • Sea of Cortez: A Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research
  • Cannery Row
  • Burning Bright
  • The Red Pony
  • The Forgotten Village
  • The Moon is Down
  • Bombs Away: The Story of a Bomber Team
  • The Wayward Bus
  • The Pearl
  • A Russian Journal
  • Burning Bright
  • A Log from the Sea of Cortez
  • Sweet Thursday
  • The Short Reign of Pippin IV: A Fabrication
  • Once There Was A War
  • America and Americans
  • Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters
  • Viva Zapata!
  • The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights
  • Working Days: The Journals of the Grapes of Wrath

“John Steinbeck”.  Biography.  2012.  <>.

“John Steinbeck – Biography”. The Official Wed Site of the Nobel Prize.  17 October 2012.  <>.

Lombardi, Esther.  “John Steinbeck – List of Works”. Classical Literature.  <>.

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