New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Grapes of Wrath (1939) was a prolific writer who showed great compassion for the ordinary person caught up in political and economic circumstances beyond his or her control. Often called The Bard of The People, his novels include Of Mice and Men, Tortilla Flat, and East of Eden. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962, and lived here for the last five years of his life.
Historic Landmarks Preservation Center
Erected by Historic Landmarks Preservation Center.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the New York, New York City Historic Landmarks Preservation Center Cultural Medallions series list.
Location. 40° 46.188′ N, 73° 57.663′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on East 72nd Street near Third Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 190 East 72nd Street, New York NY 10021, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking John Vliet Lindsay (within shouting distance of this marker); Lexington School for the Deaf (approx. ¼ mile away); Eleanor Roosevelt (approx. ¼ mile away); Spanish Institute (approx. ¼ mile away); 130-134 East 67th Street (approx. ¼ mile away); Americas Society (approx. ¼ mile away); 131 East 66th Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); Seventh Regiment Armory (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . . John Steinbeck. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on April 11, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on August 30, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 3. submitted on December 8, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.