Why Famous: Awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the National Medal of Arts for his literary contributions. He is the only writer to win the National Book Award for Fiction three times.
- 1976-05-03 Pulitzer prize awarded to Saul Bellow (Humboldt's Gift)
- 1976-10-21 Nobel prize for literature awarded to American Saul Bellow
- "A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep."