Faulkner Factoids


Did you know that:

William Faulkner faked a British accent and forged letters of recommendation in order to get accepted into the Royal Canadian Air Force?

William Faulkner worked at Oxford University as a Postmaster?

William Faulkner got his start as a novelist when his friend Sherwood Anderson encouraged him to abandon poetry for fiction? When Faulkner agreed to this path, Anderson said he’d talk up Soldier’s Pay, Faulkner’s first effort, as long as Faulkner didn’t make him read it.

Faulkner, of course, went on to become one of the giants of 20th century American literature. Now is he is the focus of Oprah’s Summer Book Club. Join the masses and catch up on some of the most influential writing in U.S. literary history.