The past is not dead, in fact it is not even past.

–William Faulkner

William Faulkner received a Nobel Prize for literature on 10th November in 1950. Nobel Prize or literature is given to individuals who have shown an ingenious writing style. Faulkner- from New Albany in Mississippi is one of the most celebrated writers of the twentieth century. He was relatively unknown until he received the Nobel Prize although he had published a number of books and short story collections by that time. His writing style is unique and has contributed immensely to American novels. This writings revolve around conflicts within human mind and the short coming of human nature.

Faulkner’s immersing writing style influenced a number of number of modern writers such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez. His work is placed within the tradition of “modernism” and “Southern Traditionalism”.