As we get ready to start reading the novella Of Mice and Men, which is one of the most widely read books in the English language, it is important to have a sense of the author as well. What I would like you to do is investigate some of the links that I have included so that you get to know exactly who John Steinbeck is.
John Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962, and you can find out more information about him at nobelprize.org.
The National Steinbeck Center located in Steinbeck's hometown of Salinas, California serves as another resource for learning about the author.
Finally, JohnSteinbeck.com is yet another site that honors the author and provides another glimpse into his life and works.
What I would like you to do for this post is to list three things that you did not know about the author prior to investigating the various sites. Please number your responses. Challenge yourself to truly read the information rather than simply copying and pasting (not that any of you would even consider doing so)!
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