William Faulkner

William Cuthbert Faulkner, born on September 25, 1897, in New Albany, Mississippi, was a novelist, short story writer, and poet considered among the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. He is the author of many titles, including The Sound and the Fury (Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1929), As I Lay Dying (Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1930), and Absalom, Absalom! (Random House, 1936). In 1950, he was awarded the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature. He died on July 6, 1962.