What you need to know before reading. John Steinbeck. Born in Salinas, California , in 1902 . Most famous novels include Tortilla Flat , Of Mice and Men , East of Eden , and The Grapes of Wrath . Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1939 . Awarded the Nobel Prize for
What you need to know before reading
fiction in 1939.
literature in 1962.
Depression in Salinas,