William Faulkner (1897-1962) was an American writer from Oxford Mississippi and is considered one of the greatest writers of American literature. He placed many of his short stories and novels in the fictional Yoknapatwpha County, based on his own experiences in Lafayette and Holly Springs/Marshall Counties. In 1949, Faulkner received the Nobel Prize for Literature and received the Pulitzer Prize twice (1955 and 1963), for his novels A Fable and The Reivers. In addition to these works, Faulkner is best known for his novels The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, Light in August, and Absalom, Absalom! Faulkner also wrote poetry, essays, screenplays and two stage plays.
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