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Full Name: Sinclair Lewis
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(1885-1951) Novelist, writer, playwright, satirist. Sinclair Lewis wrote the novels "Main Street" (1920), "Babbitt" (1922), "Arrowsmith" (1925; Pulitzer Prize, refused), and "Elmer Gantry" (1927), which satirized middle-class life in the 1920s. Lewis was first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1930. He and his wife Dorothy Thompson lived at 17 Wood Lane in Bronxville, New York (later burned down) for 5 years. Also lived at 20 Vandeventer Avenue, Port Washington, New York from 1914 to 1915. Lewis also lived at 37 West 10th Street, 10 Van Nest Street (later 69 Charles Street), the Hotel Lafayette on University Place, 200 Central Park West, and 42 West 58th Street in Manhattan, New York.
Author's Timeline:
1914 Nassau County
Lewis lived at 20 Vandeventer Avenue in Port Washington, New York from 1914 to 1915. 
1885 (Unknown) County
Harry Sinclair Lewis was born in Sauk Centre, Minnesota in 1885. 
1951 (Unknown) County
Sinclair Lewis died in Rome, Italy in 1951. 
1920 (Unknown) County
Main Street
Novel. 
1922 (Unknown) County
Babbitt
Novel. 
1925 (Unknown) County
Arrowsmith
Novel; winner of 1925 Pulitzer Prize, but refused. 
1927 (Unknown) County
Elmer Gantry
Novel; satirized middle-class life in the 1920s.  
1929 (Unknown) County
Dodsworth
Novel. 
1933 (Unknown) County
Ann Vickers
Novel. 
1935 (Unknown) County
It Can't Happen Here
Novel. 
1943 (Unknown) County
Gideon Planish
Novel. 
1945 (Unknown) County
Cass Timberlane
Novel. 
1949 (Unknown) County
The God-Seeker
Novel. 
1930 (Unknown) County
Sinclair Lewis was awared the 1930 Nobel Prize for Literature. 
? Westchester County
Lewis and his wife Dorothy Thompson lived at 17 Wood Lane in Bronxville, New York (later burned down) for 5 years. 
? New York County
Lewis lived at 37 West 10th Street, 10 Van Nest Street (later 69 Charles Street), the Hotel Lafayette on University Place, 200 Central Park West, and 42 West 58th Street in Manhattan, New York. 
? (Unknown) County
Sinclair Lewis was interred at Greenwood Cemetery, Sauk Centre, Stearns County, Minnesota. 

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