About John Steinbeck
- Watch Pete Barraza, SYI’s director, talk about how Steinbeck’s work reflected California in John Steinbeck – Mini Biography on biography.com
- John Steinbeck’s Biography from the National Steinbeck Center
- Steinbeck on Wikipedia
- Steinbeck on American National Biography Online
- A short Q&A on Steinbeck’s bio on the Nobel Prize website
- STEINBECK NOW– An independent information resource for Steinbeck lovers; accepts original articles and art with a fresh, transformative perspective on Steinbeck’s life, thought, and persona.
- Steinbeck quotes on BrainyQuote
- Steinbeck quotes from books and interviews on NotableQuotes
- Video of Steinbeck’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech (5:26)
Resources from the Steinbeck Institute
- Articles related to Steinbeck’s life and work
- Map of the Steinbeck Country and Cannery Row area circa 1945
Links to Steinbeck Centers
- The Steinbeck Institute – Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities the Steinbeck Institute (“John Steinbeck, Voice of America, Voice of a Region”) was held in 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013. For 2016, the institute has been renamed to more clearly reflect its mission: to explore intersections between the humanities and science; the second part of this institute considers Steinbeck as ecologist.
- The National Steinbeck Center – The National Steinbeck Center is located in John Steinbeck’s hometown of Salinas, California, a scenic 17-mile drive from Monterey in the heart of Steinbeck Country. The Center offers three distinct visitor experiences in literature and history, agriculture, and art, as well as special events and educational programs.
- The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies at San Jose State University – The only university research archive in the world dedicated solely to John Steinbeck’s life and work. The Center promotes Steinbeck’s goals of empathy and understanding by supporting education, inquiry, and the literary arts.