Sinclair Lewis - age: 65

Sinclair Lewis

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ABOUT

Fiction writer who explored the topics of materialism and capitalism in America and is best known for his 1920 work, Main Street. For his 1925 novel, Arrowsmith, he was offered the Pulitzer Prize (which he refused to accept); the work was later adapted into an Academy Award-nominated film.He was the 1930 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature and was the first American to receive the honor.Esteemed American author John Steinbeck also won a Nobel Prize for his literary work.

BEFORE FAME

At age thirteen, he tried unsuccessfully to run away from home and serve as a drummer boy in the Spanish-American War. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University in 1908.

PERSONAL LIFE

He married Vogue magazine editor, Grace Livingston Hegger, in 1914. The couple's son, Wells, died in combat during World War II. With his second wife, journalist Dorothy Thompson, Lewis had another son, Michael.

The meaning of the name Lewis: Famed Warrior

Famous Quotes
We'd get sick on too many cookies, but ever so much sicker on no cookies at all. Sinclair Lewis

FUN FACTS

Novelist Sinclair Lewis were born on Saturday, birthstone is Amethyst, the seaon was Winter in the Chinese year of , it is 37 days until Sinclair Lewis next birthday.

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