William Faulkner

Biography on William Faulkner

William Cuthbert Faulkner was born on September 25, 1897 in New Albany, Mississippi, he was a Nobel Prize winning novelist from Americas South who had an interesting writing style and created the fictional Yoknapatawpha County. He is best known for such novels as 'The Sound and the Fury' and 'As I Lay Dying
In 1902 when William was five years old his family moved from New Albany, Mississippi to New Albany, Mississippi where William spent the majority of his life. In 1915 when he was 18 he dropped out of school, He joined the British Royal Flying Corps in 1918 and trained as a pilot in the first Royal Canadian Air Force (Wikipedia, 2016).   In order for him to be accepted into the Royal Flying Corps he changed several facts, changing his birthplace and surname from Falkner to Faulkner to seem more British, but before he finished training, the war ended and He received an honourable discharge. After the war had finished William enrolled at the University of Mississippi, where he first published poems and other short works of writing, But after only three semesters at university dropped out.
After William had dropped out of university he worked various jobs including being a post man for the University he had previously studied at for two years, until he got fired for not delivering the mail and instead would read books and write poetry. In 1924 William published his first book of poetry ‘The Marble Faun’.
In early 1925, William travelled to New Orleans for a few months writing. There he met and became friends with the novelist Sherwood Anderson. His friendship with Anderson encouraged him to start writing novels, and in a little time finished his first novel “Soldier's Pay” which was published in 1926 and was critically accepted even though it sold little copies.

Faulkner wrote four more novels between 1926 and 1931: Mosquitoes (1927), Flags in the Dust (1929), The Sound and the Fury (1929), and As I Lay Dying (1930), but none...