The Nobel Prize in Literature 1949
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."
William Faulkner received his Nobel Prize one year later, in 1950.
Prize share: 1/1
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