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John Steinbeck

1902 - 1968

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John Ernst Steinbeck Jr. (; February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968) was an American writer and the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature winner "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humor and keen social perception". He has been called "a giant of American letters."During his writing career, he authored 33 books, with one book coauthored alongside Edward Ricketts, including 16 novels, six non-fiction books, and two collections of short stories. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Steinbeck has received more than 7,777,250 page views. His biography is available in 103 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 101 in 2019). John Steinbeck is the 186th most popular writer (down from 146th in 2019), the 160th most popular biography from United States (down from 123rd in 2019) and the 16th most popular American Writer.

John Steinbeck is most famous for writing the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath.

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Among writers, John Steinbeck ranks 186 out of 5,755Before him are John the Evangelist, Juvenal, Mansur Al-Hallaj, Georges Simenon, Sigrid Undset, and François-René de Chateaubriand. After him are Orhan Pamuk, Mario Vargas Llosa, Svetlana Alexievich, Quintilian, Snorri Sturluson, and Terence.

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Among people born in 1902, John Steinbeck ranks 9Before him are Ruhollah Khomeini, Erik Erikson, Carl Rogers, Paul Dirac, Leni Riefenstahl, and Georgy Malenkov. After him are Isaac Bashevis Singer, Talcott Parsons, Halldór Laxness, Fernand Braudel, Ray Kroc, and Saud of Saudi Arabia. Among people deceased in 1968, John Steinbeck ranks 7Before him are Yuri Gagarin, Martin Luther King Jr., Helen Keller, Marcel Duchamp, Lise Meitner, and Padre Pio. After him are Otto Hahn, Robert F. Kennedy, Konstantin Rokossovsky, Lev Landau, Trygve Lie, and Max Brod.

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Among people born in United States, John Steinbeck ranks 160 out of 18,182Before him are Dale Carnegie (1888), Johnny Cash (1932), Robert Redford (1936), John B. Watson (1878), Tom Hanks (1956), and Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866). After him are Samuel L. Jackson (1948), Lee Harvey Oswald (1939), Gregory Peck (1916), George Gershwin (1898), Ava Gardner (1922), and Buzz Aldrin (1930).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, John Steinbeck ranks 16Before him are H. P. Lovecraft (1890), Dr. Seuss (1904), William Faulkner (1897), Frank Herbert (1920), J. D. Salinger (1919), and Dale Carnegie (1888). After him are Emily Dickinson (1830), Herman Melville (1819), Pearl S. Buck (1892), Ray Bradbury (1920), Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803), and Philip K. Dick (1928).