“The cemeteries are full of indispensable people.”
Today’s Writer’s Almanac Reports that:
On this day in 1930, a Swedish newspaper reporter telephoned Sinclair Lewis to tell him that he was the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, for his novel Main Street (1920). Lewis thought the caller was making a practical joke and began to imitate the man’s accent. But it was not a joke. Lewis was, in fact, the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.
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