William Faulkner

1897- 1962




Mississippi native son William Faulkner was born on September 25, 1897 in New Albany. He wrote some of the most celebrated novels in 20th century American history including The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, Light in August, and Absolom, Absolom.

He received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1949. Faulkner also wrote screenplays, perhaps the most famous being The Big Sleep in 1946.