Order of John Steinbeck Books
John Steinbeck (1902-1968) was an American author. Steinbeck was a controversial figure during his lifetime for his leftist politics. During his literary career, he wrote 16 novels, 6 non-fiction books and 5 short story collections. He is best known for his novels Of Mice and Men (technically a novella), The Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden. The first two of those novels, along with In Dubious Battle, were considered to be his “California series,” set during the Dust Bowl.
John Steinbeck became a published author in 1929 with the novel Cup of Gold. Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. Below is a list of John Steinbeck’s books in order of when they were originally released: