Pearl S. Buck, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Pearl S. Buck

American writer

Date of Birth: 26-Jun-1892

Place of Birth: Hillsboro, West Virginia, United States

Date of Death: 06-Mar-1973

Profession: screenwriter, writer, missionary, translator, human rights activist, journalist, children's writer, novelist, autobiographer

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Pearl S. Buck

  • Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (June 26, 1892 ÔÇô March 6, 1973; also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu; Chinese: ???) was an American writer and novelist.
  • As the daughter of missionaries, Buck spent most of her life before 1934 in Zhenjiang, China.
  • Her novel The Good Earth was the best-selling fiction book in the United States in 1931 and 1932 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932.
  • In 1938, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces".
  • She was the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. After returning to the United States in 1935, she continued writing prolifically, became a prominent advocate of the rights of women and minority groups, and wrote widely on Chinese and Asian cultures, becoming particularly well known for her efforts on behalf of Asian and mixed-race adoption.

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