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Sinclair Lewis
  • Name: Sinclair Lewis
  • Born: 02/07/1885
  • Died: 01/10/1951 (65 years old)
  • Occupation: Novelist, playwright, short story writer

Harry Sinclair Lewis (February 7, 1885 – January 10, 1951) was an American novelist, short story writer and playwright. In 1930, he became the first writer from the United States (and the first from the Americas) to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, which was awarded “for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humor, new types of characters.” His works are known for their critical views of American capitalism and materialism between the wars. He is also respected for his strong characterizations of modern working women. H. L. Mencken wrote of him, “[If] there was ever a novelist among us with an authentic call to the trade … it is this red-haired tornado from the Minnesota wilds.” He has been honored by the U.S. Postal Service with a postage stamp in the Great Americans series.

Birth Name: Harry Sinclair Lewis

Awards: Nobel Prize in Literature, 1930

School: Yale University

Birth Place: Sauk Centre, Minnesota, United States

Death Place: Rome, Italy

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