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William Faulkner


(William Cuthbert Falkner)
USA (1897 - 1962)

William Faulkner was born in 1897 in Mississippi. He left high school at fifteen to work in his grandfather's bank. Rejected by the US military in 1915, he joined the Canadian flyers but was still in training when the war ended. Returning home he studied at the University of Mississippi. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950. He died in 1962.
 
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Anthologies containing stories by William Faulkner


 
Short stories
The Liar (1925)
A Rose for Emily (1930)
Dry September (1931)
The Hound (1931)
Delta Autumn (1942)


Awards
Nobel Prize in Literature Lifetime Achievement winner (1949)
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book winner (1951) : Collected Stories of William Faulkner
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book winner (1955) : A Fable
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (1955) : A Fable
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (1963) : The Reivers
Oprah's Book Club Best Book nominee (2005) : As I Lay Dying
Oprah's Book Club Best Book nominee (2005) : Light in August
Oprah's Book Club Best Book nominee (2005) : The Sound and the Fury


Books about William Faulkner
 
William Faulkner recommends
The Last Voyage: and Other Stories
The Last Voyage: and Other Stories (1997)
James Hanley
"Hanley is a chronicler of nomads and potential escapees, a writer who travelled the spaces of sea and conciousness... using language like a good clean cyclone."


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