NPR author interview http://kplu.org en 'Steinbeck in Vietnam': A great writer's last reports http://kplu.org/post/steinbeck-vietnam-great-writers-last-reports The last piece of published writing from one of America's greatest writers was a series of letters he sent back from the front lines of war at the age of 64.<p>John Steinbeck's reports shocked readers and family so much that they've never been reprinted — until now.<p>Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962 for a life's work writing about those who had been roughed up by history — most notably his Depression-era novels, <em>Of Mice And Men</em> and <em>The Grapes of Wrath</em>. Sat, 21 Apr 2012 16:34:08 +0000 NPR Staff 4821 at http://kplu.org 'Steinbeck in Vietnam': A great writer's last reports