John steinbeck

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John Steinbeck was born in February 27, 1902 in Salinas, California. Salinas was an agricultural valley in California. The community was a comfortable environment for him to live in because of the encouragement of independence and initiative. His parents didn't want him to be a writer. They wanted him to have a true profession as a lawyer. His early interest in reading led him through school, with his main interest in science. At age 15 he decided to become a writer, influenced by an English teacher, and faintly remembered by schoolmates for spending so much time in his room writing. After graduating from high school, he went to Stanford University in1920. (www.kirjasto.sci.fi/johnstei.htm) While he was there he contributed to the school paper by writing poems and comics. He took courses in science

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