John (Ernst) [urnst] /ɜrnst/, 1902–68, U.S. novelist: Nobel prize 1962.
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John (Ernst). 1902–68, US writer, noted for his novels about agricultural workers, esp The Grapes of Wrath (1939): Nobel prize for literature 1962
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