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FC: Most Influential American Writers LCCC American Lit II Megan Neal

1: For each of my authors, I used Wikapedia for all my pictures and hostorical information.

2: Louisa May Alcott 1832 - 1888

3: Louisa May Alcott wrote many influential books during her life. She is most well known for Little Women and the books that follow. Books such as Jo's Boys, Little Men, and Under the Lilacs all followed the charecters of Little Women through their lives. These charecters were loosley based on Alcott's own childhood. Louisa May Alcott's writing has stood the test of time and is still popular today.

4: Kurt Vonnegut 1922 - 2007

5: Vonnegut, famous for Slaughterhouse Five, was a POW in WWII. He witnessed the firebombing of Dresden in 1945. This was a very influential moment in his life. | By using time travel as a plot device, and writing intresting SciFi pieces, Vonnegut was a powerful American writer during the twentieth century.

6: John Steinbeck earned a Pulitzer Prize for his novels Gapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men. Steinbeck wrote a total of twenty - five novels, both fiction and non - fiction. His sucesses extended beyond published novels, he became a sucessful writer in Hollywood as well. Steinbeck's greatest sucess was the Nobel Prize for literature, which he recieved in 1962.

7: John Steinbeck 1902 - 1968

8: Mark Twain 1835 - 1910

9: Samuel Langhorne Clemens, using the name Mark Twain outstanding literature. | He wrote The Adventures of Huckleberryfinn that some have dubbed the Great American Novel. He also wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Aside from these famous novels, he wrote The Prince and the Pauper.

10: Emily Dickinson 1830 - 1886 Dickinson becamse famous for her beautifully written poetry. During her own lifetime, much of Emily's poetry remained unpublished. However, posthumusly three volumes of poetry were published on her behalf from forty notebooks. Many students read Dickinson in from an age as early as seventh grade.

13: Harper Lee was made famous for his novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Born in 1926, Lee has transformed literature with her ideas. She writs powerfully about gendar roles - as well as the role of race in our society | In 2007, Lee was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contributions to United States culture. It is the highest civilan honor.

14: Margret Mitchell 1900 - 1949 Mitchell became infamous for writing Gone with the Wind, which was published in 1936. Since then, it has become quite popular, selling 30 million copies to date. In 1939 her book became a movie. It recived multipule Acadmey Awards and became the highest grossing film in Hollywood history.

16: Steven King 1947 - ?

17: King is an extreamly popular novelist. He writes horror novels, and had overwelming sucess with Carrie. To date, King has written nearly 40 novels and more short stories. He has had sucess in SciFi, screenplays, fantasy, non-fiction and horror stories. King has earned Stoker awards, Horror Guild awards, Locus Awards, World Fantasy Awards, a Liftetime Achievment Aweard in 2004, the 1996 O. Henry award, a Hugo Award in 1982. Also, King earned a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003 by the Horror Writers' Association and, a Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

18: Toni Morrison 1931 - ? Morrison has written eighteen novels, children's stories, and plays. Her writings are powerful and discuss difficult themes. She earned the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988 for Beloved Anisfield - Wolf Book Award for Beloved also. She won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1993.

20: William Faulkner 1897 - 1962

21: Faulkner was made infamous by nearly twenty novels as well as countless poems and short stories. | He earned the 1949 Nobel Prize for Literature. Faulkner donated some of the money he earned to encourage writers, helping to fund PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

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