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Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair LewisAKA Harry Sinclair Lewis

Born: 7-Feb-1885
Birthplace: Sauk Center, MN
Died: 10-Jan-1951
Location of death: Rome, Italy
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Greenwood Cemetery, Sauk Centre, MN

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Arrowsmith and Elmer Gantry

Father: Edwin Lewis (country doctor)
Wife: Grace Livingston Hegger (m. 15-Apr-1914)
Wife: Dorothy Thompson (journalist, m. 14-May-1928, div. 2-Jan-1942, one son)
Son: Michael Sinclair (b. 20-Jun-1930, d. 6-Mar-1975, with Thompson)
Mother: Emma Kermott

    University: Yale University (1905)

    America First Committee
    Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1926 for Arrowsmith, refused
    Nobel Prize for Literature 1930

Author of books:
Our Mr. Wren: The Romantic Adventures of a Gentle Man (1914, novel)
Main Street (1920, novel)
Babbitt (1922, novel)
Arrowsmith (1925, novel)
Mantrap (1926, novel)
Elmer Gantry (1927, novel)
The Man Who Knew Coolidge (1928, novel)
Dodsworth (1929, novel)
Ann Vickers (1933, novel)
It Can't Happen Here (1935, novel)
The Prodigal Parents (1938, novel)
Gideon Planish (1943, novel)
Cass Timberlane: A Novel of Husbands and Wives (1945, novel)
Kingsblood Royal (1947, novel)
The God-Seeker (1949, novel)
World So Wide (1951, novel)

Appears on postage stamps:
USA, Scott #1856 (14 cents, issued 21-Mar-1985)


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