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Born William Cuthbert Falkner September 25, 1897 New Albany, Mississippi, U.S. Died July 6, 1962 (aged 64) Byhalia, Mississippi, U.S. Language English Nationality American Period 1919–1962 Notable works The Sound and the Fury As I Lay Dying Light in August Absalom, Absalom! A Rose for Emily Notable awards Nobel Prize inLiterature1949 Pulitzer Prize forFiction1955, 1963 National BookAward1951, 1955 Spouse Estelle Oldham (1897-1972) Signature
William Cuthbert Faulkner (/ˈfɔːlknər/, September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner wrote novels, short stories, a play, poetry, essays and screenplays. He is primarily known for his novels and short stories set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, based on Lafayette County, Mississippi, where he spent most of his life
Faulkner was born William Falkner is the first of four sons of Murry Cuthbert Falkner (August 17, 1870 – August 7, 1932) and Maud Butler (November 27, 1871 – October 19, 1960). He had three younger brothers: Murry Charles "Jack" Falkner (June 26, 1899 – December 24, 1975), author John Falkner (September 24, 1901 – March 28, 1963) Dean Swift Falkner (August 15, 1907 – November 10, 1935). From the early 1920s to the outbreak of World War II, when he left for California, Faulkner published 13 novels and many short stories. Such a body of work formed the basis of his reputation and led to his being awarded the Nobel Prize at age 52.
Death Faulkner served as Writer-in-Residence at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville from February to June 1957 and again in 1958. He suffered serious injuries in a horse-riding accident in 1959, and died from a myocardial infarction, aged 64, on July 6, 1962, at Wright's Sanitorium in Byhalia, Mississippi.
Sentences True or False? William Cuthbert Faulkner was born in September 25, 1897. He was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Britain. Faulkner wrote novels, short stories, a play, poetry, essays and screenplays. Faulkner was born William Falkner is the first of five sons of Murry Cuthbert Falkner and Maud Butler. Faulkner published 15 novels and many short stories. Died from a myocardial infarction, aged 64, on July 6, 1962, at Wright's Sanitorium in Byhalia, Mississippi.
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