John Steinbeck (1902-1968)
HAS BEEN CALLED THE CONSCIENCE OF AMERICA. He wrote more than thirty books, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1940 for The Grapes of Wrath, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962 and the United States Medal of Freedom in 1964. This website honors Steinbeck as a novelist, journalist, scientist, ecologist, historian, and social commentator.
THE STEINBECK INSTITUTE
Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities "John Steinbeck, the Voice of a Region, a Voice for America," was held in 2007, 2009, and 2011, and will be offered again in 2013. For three weeks in July, 2013, NEH Summer Scholars will come to the Monterey Peninsula, two hours south of San Francisco, to study John Steinbeck's writing and cultural impact. The institute will emphasize the importance of place in appreciating Steinbeck's work, with field studies in the Salinas Valley and on the Monterey coast.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.