John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck

Pulitzer Prize Winning Author - Nobel Laureate

Although Dad Steinbeck was an unwilling celebrity who zealously guarded his privacy, modestly took little part in the public literary life of his time, and rarely served on committees, he retained interest in and regard for the Order of DeMolay. At the time of his death, he was serving on the Executive Advisory Committee of our 50th Anniversary."


Most notable works:
Tortilla Flat (1935)
Of Mice and Men (1937)
The Red Pony (1937)
The Grapes of Wrath (1939) - Pulitzer Prize (1940)
Sea of Cortez (1941)
The Moon is Down (1942)
Cannery Row (1945)
The Wayward Bus (1947)
East of Eden (1952)
The Short Reign of Pippin IV (1957)
The Winter of Our Discontent (1961)
Travels with Charley in search of America (1962)
Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature (1962)
United States Medal of Freedom (1964)
Received both degrees of DeMolay on October 8, 1921
Charter member of Watsonville Chapter (California) 1921
Transferred to Salinas Chapter (California) 1922

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