Parini,who has taught Faulkner's work for 30 years, vividly brings to life Faulkner's complex fictional world in the context of his life. This magnificent biography is profound, thought-provoking, meticulously researched, elegantly composed and a tribute to the genius of its subject.
Faulkner may have dropped out after three semesters, but he is still one of the University of Mississippi's most distinguished former students. The English Department offers a Faulkner biography.
University of Virginia
In 1957, Faulkner came to the University of Virginia as its first writer-in-residence. The university library holds a vast collection of Faulkner's manuscripts, first editions, personal papers and more.
William Faulkner Society
The William Faulkner Society is dedicated to fostering the study of Faulkner and to promoting research, scholarship and criticism dealing with his writings and their place in literature. The Society sponsors panels, holds annual meetings and is affiliated with The Faulkner Journal
. Membership is open to anyone interested in the writer and his work.
The Nobel Prize
Awarded the 1949 Nobel Prize for Literature, Faulkner didn't want to go to Stockholm for the award ceremony. Pressured by the U.S. State Department, the Swedish Ambassador to the United States and his own family, he finally gave in. Listen to his famous acceptance speech.