John Steinbeck Gets Google Doodle For His Birthday


By Maryann Yin Comment

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Google has created a Doodle to celebrate John Steinbeck’s 112th birthday. Throughout his writing career, Steinbeck penned many beloved works including East of Eden, Of Mice & Men, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning title, The Grapes of Wrath.

To this day, Steinbeck is a widely respected and read author. According to SFGate, the organizers behind the Steinbeck Festival plan to celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Grapes of Wrath at this year’s event. In April, the Of Mice & Men play starring James Franco and Chris O’Dowd will open on Broadway.

In the past, Google has crafted doodles to honor many writers and illustrators including Mr. Men and Little Miss series creator Roger Hargreaves, Where the Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak, and Pride & Prejudice author Jane AustenHere’s a video from Google headquarters spotlighting the artists behind the doodles.