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Stephen King working on his writing.

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Writer and Nobel Prize laureate William Faulkner

American author William Faulkner - reads through documents in the Warner Bros.' research department as possible script material, Hollywood, California, early Surrounded by shelves full of papers, he sits at a table and holds a pipe in his left hand.

“Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.”—William Faulkner

William Faulkner: William Faulkner, American writer who won the 1949 Nobel Prize for Literature and is best known for his works set in fictional Yoknapatawpha County.


Today marks the anniversary of the birth of legendary Southern author William Faulkner, whose works, as we probably don't have to tell you, still rank among the most important novels of our age.

University of Mississippi  Want to write like a Southern author? Live like one; in fact, follow in the footsteps of the Nobel Prize-winning William Faulkner by attending his alma mater. But we don’t think you should attend Ole Miss simply based off the fact it has one very famous writer to its name: the school has a great M.F.A. program that features a really great faculty.

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William Faulkner, author photo for “Sanctuary,” 1931. Photo by J. R. Cofield of Oxford, Mississi

William Faulkner, author photo for “Sanctuary,” 1931 // Photo by J. Cofield of Oxford, Mississippi.

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Stefan Zweig, 1939. Giséle Freund

Stefan Zweig, photographed by Giséle Freund November 1881 – February 1942 was an Jewish Austrian novelist, playwright, journalist and biographer. At the height of his literary career, in the and he was one of the most popular writers in the world.