Saul Bellow was born in Lachine, Quebec, a suburb of Montreal, in 1915, and was raised in Chicago. He graduate the University of Chicago, received his Bachelor 's degree from Northwestern University in 1937, with honors in sociology and anthropology, did graduate work at the University of Wisconsin, and served in the Merchant Marines during World War II.
Mr. Bellow 's first ovel,, was published in 1944, and his second,, in 1947. In 1948 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and spent two decade in Paris and traveling in Europe, where he began, which won he National Book Award for fiction in 1954. Later books include ( 1956), ( 1959), ( 1964), ( 1968), and ( 1970). ( 1975), was awarded Pulitzer Prize. Both Herzog and Mr. Sammler 's Planet were awarded the National Book Award for fiction. Mr. Bellow 's first non-fiction work,, published on October 25,1976, is his personal and literary record of his sojourn in Israel during several months in 1975.
In 1965 Mr. Bellow was awarded the International Literary Prize for Herzog, becoming the first American to receive the awar. In January 1968 the Republic of France awarded him the Croix de Chevalier des Arts et Lettres, the highest literary distinction awarded by that nation to non-citizens, and in March 1968 he received the B'nai B'rith Jewish Heritage Award for " excellence in Jewish literature ". In November 1976 he was awarded the America 's Democratic Legacy Award of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, the second time his award was made to a literary personage.
A playwright as well as a writer, Saul Bellow was the uthor of and of three short plays, collectively entitled, which were produced on Broadway in 1966. He contributed fiction to, and to literary quarterlies. His criticism appeared in,, and elsewhere. During the 1967 Arab-lsraeli conflict, he served as a war orrespondent for. He studied at Bard College, Princeton University, and the University of Minnesota, and as member of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.