Booth Tarkington
#4040 Overall Influence

Booth Tarkington

American novelist

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Newton Booth Tarkington was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams. He is one of only four novelists to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once, along with William Faulkner, John Updike, and Colson Whitehead. In the 1910s and 1920s he was considered America’s greatest living author. Several of his stories were adapted to film. During the first quarter of the 20th century, Tarkington, along with Meredith Nicholson, George Ade, and James Whitcomb Riley helped to create a Golden Age of literature in Indiana.

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Purdue University
Purdue University

Public research university in West Lafayette, Indiana, United States

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Princeton University
Princeton University

Private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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#2415 World Rank #476 USA Rank
Literature