Pearl S. Buck

Pearl S. Buck

About Pearl S. Buck

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (June 26, 1892 _ March 6, 1973), also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu, was an American writer who spent most of her life until 1934 in China. Her novel The Good Earth was the best-selling fiction book in the U.S. in 1931 and 1932, and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. In 1938, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, 'for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces.' After her return to the United States in 1935, she continued her prolific writing career, and became a prominent advocate of the rights of women and minority groups, and wrote widely on Asian cultures, becoming particularly well known for her efforts on behalf of Asian and mixed race adoption.