(1902-1968) is the author of such celebrated works as?Tortilla Flat
(1935),?Of Mice and Men
(1937), and?The Grapes of Wrath
(1939), for which he?won both the National Book Award
and the Pulitzer Prize
. He?was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature
The editors of this volume are?Robert DeMott?and?Elaine A. Steinbeck?(1914–2003). Robert DeMott is the Edwin and Ruth Kennedy Distinguished Professor at Ohio University and the author of?Steinbeck’s Typewriter, an award-winning book of critical essays. Elaine A. Steinbeck, co-editor of?Steinbeck: A Life in Letters, was married to John Steinbeck from 1950 until his death in 1968.