Thursday, June 26, 2008

Today In History; Pearl Buck, Author

1892: The woman who won the Nobel Prize in 1938, Pearl Buck, was born on this day in 1892. Pearl Buck, although born in Virginia, spent most of her life in China and was encourage to write from an early age. Buck's writing career began in 1930 with East Wind: West Wind . Although responsible for over 100 works of literature, Buck is best known for The Good Earth , of which she received a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1932. Buck also received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938 for the biographies of her parents The Exile and The Fighting Angel .

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