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Birthplace: Lachine, QC, Canada
Death: Died in Brookline, MA, USA
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About Saul Bellow, Nobel Prize in Literature 1976

Saul Bellow (June 10, 1915 – April 5, 2005) was a Canadian-born American writer. For his literary contributions, Bellow was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the National Medal of Arts. He is the only writer to have won the National Book Award three times, and the only writer to have been nominated for it six times.

In the words of the Swedish Nobel Committee, his writing exhibited "the mixture of rich picaresque novel and subtle analysis of our culture, of entertaining adventure, drastic and tragic episodes in quick succession interspersed with philosophic conversation, all developed by a commentator with a witty tongue and penetrating insight into the outer and inner complications that drive us to act, or prevent us from acting, and that can be called the dilemma of our age." His best-known works include The Adventures of Augie March, "Henderson the Rain King," Herzog, Mr. Sammler's Planet, Seize the Day, Humboldt's Gift and Ravelstein. Widely regarded as one of the twentieth century's greatest authors, Bellow has had a "huge literary influence."

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Saul Bellow, Nobel Prize in Literature 1976's Timeline

1915
June 10, 1915
Lachine, QC, Canada
1937
1937
Age 21
1944
1944
Age 28
1956
1956
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1957
1957
Age 41
1960
1960
Age 44
1961
1961
Age 45
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1964
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1968
Age 52
1974
October, 1974
Age 59