The Canadian- born American writer Saul Bellow was born on 10 June 1915. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the National Medal of Arts. He is the only writer to win the National Book Awards for fiction thrice and has received the foundation’s lifetime medal for distinguished contribution to American Letters in 1990.
His best-known works include The Adventures of Augie March, Henderson the Rain King, Herzog, Mr. Sammler’s Planet, Seize the Day, Humboldt’s Gift and Ravelstein. Widely regarded as one of the 20th century’s greatest authors, Bellow has had a “huge literary influence.” Humboldt’s Gift won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
Bellow said that of all his characters Eugene Henderson, of Henderson the Rain King, was the one most like himself. He passed away on April 5, 2005.