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Born: 27 February 1902, Salinas, CA, USA
Died: 20 December 1968, New York, NY, USA
Residence at the time of the award: USA
Prize motivation: "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception."
Prize share: 1/1
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