Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis (Harry Sinclair Lewis) (February 7, 1885-January 10, 1951) was an American novelist, playwright, and short-story writer. He is famous for his many popular novels, including Main Street (1920), Babbitt (1922), and Arrowsmith (1925). In 1926, Lewis was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Arrowsmith, but he refused to accept it. Four years later, however, he accepted the Nobel Prize for Literature; Sinclair was the first American writer to receive the award. Most of his works are known for their insightful, critical views of American capitalism and materialism during the interval between the two World Wars.