William Faulkner

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William Faulkner

William Faulkner

Born: 25 September 1897, New Albany, MS, USA

Died: 6 July 1962, Byhalia, MS, USA

Residence at the time of the award: USA

Prize motivation: "for his powerful and artistically unique contribution to the modern American novel."

Language: English

William Faulkner received his Nobel Prize one year later, in 1950.

Prize share: 1/1

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