Sinclair Lewis – was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. Photo: 1914 / In he became the first writer from the United States to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. / Main Street, Elmer Gantry and Babbitt.
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In on discovering that his novel, "Arrowsmith," had been awarded what was then called the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel, author Sinclair Lewis wrote to the Pulitzer Prize Committee and declined the honor. He remains the only person to have done so.
Famous Minnesotans: Sauk Centre's Sinclair Lewis, who satirizes small-town complacency and back-slapping boosterism in such novels as Main Street, Babbitt, and Elmer Gantry, becomes the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in