Steinbeck Country

Yasmine Yu

A Little Bit About John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck was an American novelist who is best known for his novel, "The Grapes of Wrath". He was born on February 27, 1902 in Salinas, California. He dropped out of school to work, he later pursued his passion for writing. Steinbeck is the owner of Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award.

Points of Interest

  • The Steinbeck House is located at 132 Central Ave, Salinas, CA 93901. John Steinbeck was born and raised here, he wrote some of his first works in this home.
  • Pike Place Market, Steinbeck was a frequent shopper here. He recorded his trips to the market in a documentation he called "Travels with Charley".
  • Fremont Peak, Steinbeck calls this location "East of Eden". This is the best place for a view of the entire area of Steinbeck Country.