Today in History–September 25–the Library of Congress features writer William Faulkner, born on this day in 1897. Faulkner spent much of his youth in Oxford, Mississippi, later transforming what he knew into great literary works. A writer of deep insight, Faulkner also experimented with form and format; he won the 1949 Nobel Prize for Literature and two subsequent Pulitzer Prizes. Learn more about this master of American literature by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more primary sources related to William Faulkner.
William Faulkner brief bio from America’s Library
William Faulkner & the Ledgers of History streaming webcast discussing the connection between Faulkner’s works and a wealthy plantation owner’s mid-1800s diary
Faulkner and Hemingway: Biography of a Literary Rivalry streaming webcast
William Faulkner on the Web University of Mississippi