Birthplace: Lachine, Quebec, Canada
Bellows's varied portrayals of Jewish-American life among disillusioned modern city-dwellers won him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1976. His novels include: Henderson the Rain King (1959), Herzog (1964), the Pulitzer-Prize-winning Humboldt's Gift (1975), and The Theft (1989).Died: Brookline, Mass., April 5, 2005
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