Saul Bellow was born in 1915 in the Montreal suburb of Lachine, Quebec. As a child, his family moved to Chicago, which would become the setting of many of his books. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1937. He became an American citizen in 1941 and served in the Merchant Marines during World War II.

He published his first novel, Dangling Man, in 1944, and his second, The Victim, in 1947. He established his reputation with his third novel, The Adventures of Augie March, which won the National Book Award in 1954, an honor later bestowed on Bellow's novels Herzog (1964) and Mr. Sammler's Planet (1970). He is the only writer to have won this award three times (he was nominated six times, also a singular distinction)...Show More »

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