Birth of William Faulkner
Celebrated American author William Faulkner was born on September 25, 1897, in New Albany, Mississippi. Known for using a wide range of styles, Faulkner explored America’s geography, history, economy, and social and moral life in his writing.
Faulkner’s family moved to Ripley, Mississippi when he was one and then settled in Oxford, Mississippi when he was five. His mother and grandmother who loved to read largely influenced Faulkner. They taught him to read before he entered school.