Timeline Description: John Steinback was a Noble prize-winning American Author. He was one of the most-read authors of all time. This is a timeline of his life and books.
|February 27, 1902||John is born
John was born in California, in his family home called the Steinback House.
|1925||John goes to college
John attended Stafford University, though he didn't graduate. Instead he moved to New York.
|1925||John's life in New York is rough
John did odd jobs in New York while looking for a publisher for his book. No publishers wanted to publish his work.
|1926||John returns to California
John returned to California where kept working toward his goal of publication.
|1929||His first novel is published
John finally found a publisher for his novel, and it was published. It was called Cup of Gold.
|1935||John's books are awarded
John was given the Gold Medal for Best Book by a Californian. It was for his book, Tortilla Flat.
|1937||Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men was published. It became an American classic.
|1939||Grapes of Wrath
John's work, Grapes of Wrath, was published.
|1940||John gets a Pulitzer Prize
John was given the Pulitzer Prize for Grapes of Wrath.
|1947||The Pearl is written
John wrote The Pearl, and it later became a movie.
|1960||John Steinback travels America
John travelled across America with no one but his dog, Charley. He said he loved America and wanted to see all of it.
|1962||The Nobel Prize
John won the Nobel Prize in literature for all of his literary masterpieces. Thirty of his books were published.
|1968||John Steinback dies
John died in New York. He was buried in the Garden of Memories.
|1979||John gets his own postal stamp
The United States Postal Service issued a stamp in John Steinback's honor.
|1984||John continues to receive honors
John was awarded the Gold Medallion by the American Arts. His literature has lived on as classics, and it is still read today.