William Faulkner

Author and Nobel Laureate William Faulkner Full Name: William Faulkner

United States of America

Profession: Author and Nobel Laureate
Why Famous: He is known for his works such as "The Sound and the Fury," "A Fable" in 1954 and his last novel in 1962 "The Reivers", for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Born: September 25, 1897
Birthplace: New Albany, Mississippi, USA
Star Sign: Libra

Died: July 6, 1962 (aged 64)

Married Life

  • 1929-06-20 Author William Faulkner (31) weds Estelle Oldham at College Hill Presbyterian Church outside Oxford, Mississippi

Historical Events in the Life of William Faulkner

  • 1932-02-19 William Faulkner completes his novel "Light in August"
  • 1942-05-11 William Faulkner's collections of short stories, "Go Down, Moses", is published
  • 1950-11-10 Nobel for literature awarded to William Faulkner
  • 1958-03-08 William Faulkner says US school degenerated to become babysitters