American writer and journalist John Ernst Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902 in Salinas, California and died on December 20, 1968 in New York City, New York, the United States. He studied biology in the Stanford University, but gave up his studies and moved in New York. He started to work, changed several professions, and started to write prose but couldn’t find the publisher and came back to California. His first novel “Cup of Gold” was published in 1929 but it didn’t gain any success. The first really successful novel was Tortilla Flat (1935). During the 1930s he wrote on social themes and in 1939 he received Pulitzer prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath. It’s considered his finest work. His other main works are Of Mice and Men, East of Eden, In Dubious Battle, Travels With Charlie, Cannery Row and others. You can download John Steinbeck’s audiobook The Grapes of Wrath in mp3 from our site.