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William Faulkner

Born: Sep 25, 1897

Death: Jul 6, 1962

Birthplace: New Albany

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

William Faulkner

Date of Birth : Sep 25, 1897
Date of Death : Jul 6, 1962
Birth Place : New Albany

William Cuthbert Faulkner was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner wrote novels, short stories, a play, poetry, essays, and screenplays. He is primarily known for his novels and short stories set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, based on Lafayette County, Mississippi, where he spent most of his life. Faulkner is one of the most celebrated writers in American literature generally and Southern literature specifically. Though his work was published as early as 1919, and largely during the 1920s and 1930s, Faulkner was relatively unknown until receiving the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature, for which he became the only Mississippi-born Nobel laureate. Two of his works, A Fable and his last novel The Reivers, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked his 1929 novel The Sound and the Fury sixth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century; also on the list were As I Lay Dying and Light in August. Absalom, Absalom! is often included on similar lists.


  • Writer
  • Novelist

Also known as

  • William Cuthbert Faulkner
  • William Cuthbert Falkner
  • Will Faulkner
  • William J. Faulkner
  • Count No'' Count
  • Willia Faulkner
  • Bill


  • Maud Butler
  • Murry Cuthbert Falkner


  • Estelle Oldham


  • Jill Faulkner

Awards Won

  • Nobel Prize in Literature
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
  • National Book Award for Fiction
  • American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Fiction
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