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Kenneth Roberts

Born: Dec 8, 1885

Death: Jul 21, 1957

Birthplace: Kennebunk

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Kenneth Roberts

Date of Birth : Dec 8, 1885
Date of Death : Jul 21, 1957
Birth Place : Kennebunk

Kenneth Lewis Roberts was an American author of historical novels. Roberts worked first as a journalist, becoming nationally known for his work with the Saturday Evening Post from 1919 to 1928, and then as a popular novelist. Born in Kennebunk, Maine, Roberts specialized in Regionalist historical fiction. He often wrote about his native state and its terrain, also depicting other upper New England states and scenes. For example, the main characters of Arundel and Rabble in Arms are from Kennebunk, the main character of Northwest Passage is depicted as being from Kittery, Maine with friends in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and the main character in Oliver Wiswell is from Milton, Massachusetts.


  • Writer
  • Journalist
  • Author
  • Novelist

Also known as

  • Kenneth L. Roberts
  • Kenneth Lewis Roberts


  • Anna Roberts

Awards Won

  • Pulitzer Prize Special Citations and Awards
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