Sherwood Anderson

Sherwood Anderson (September 13, 1876-March 8, 1941) was an American writer and a self-educated man. He began his career as a copywriter and business owner in Ohio. He later became a writer of short stories and essays, novels, and a book of poetry. Anderson's most important contribution to literature, however, was the influence on the rising generation of writers such as William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, and Thomas Wolfe.