Born OTD in 1902, American author who won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature for his realistic & imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour & keen social perception, John Steinbeck. He has been called ‘a giant of American letters’, and many of his works are considered classics of Western literature. Most of Steinbeck’s work is set in central California, particularly in the Salinas Valley and the California Coast Ranges region. His works frequently explored the themes of fate and injustice, especially as applied to downtrodden or everyman protagonists.

The Vigilante

‘Everything was dead, everything unreal; the dark mob was made up of stiff lay-figures’ One of America’s greatest writers explores mob violence, voyeurism and betrayal in these unforgettable tales of Californian life. Pamphlet available in store and online.

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