John Knowles

John Knowles

John Knowles was born in Fairmont, West Virginia on September 16th, 1926 and passed away at the age of 75 on November 29th, 2001.

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John Knowles Stats: The highest rated book by John Knowles on Book Notification is A Separate Peace, the first novel in the Peace series.

The most read book by John Knowles on Book Notification is A Separate Peace, the first novel in the Peace series.

Below is a complete list of John Knowles books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by John Knowles is the Peace Series.

List of Peace Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of John Knowles Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Ten Modern American Short Stories
1965
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John Knowles: Biography

John Knowles was born on September 16th, 1926. John passed away November 29th, 2001 at 75 years old. John Knowles was born in Fairmont, West Virginia.

John Knowles is probably best known for his Standalone Novels. There are currently 7 novels available. The first standalone was released in 1963 with the novel Morning In Antibes. The most recently released novel was The Private Life of Axie Reed which was released in 1986.

John Knowles also wrote the Peace series which has 2 books including A Separate Peace and Peace Breaks Out.

Knowles graduated from the Phillips Exeter Academy, and after spending time in the US Army Air Forces, he went to Yale University. He graduated from Yale in 1949. He wrote for The Yale Record while there, and then wrote stories for the Hartford Courant prior to becoming a writer.

His novel A Separate Peace is based on his time at Phillips Exeter Academy.

John Knowles: Awards & Accolades

Knowles' books have won multiple awards, A Separate Peace won the PEN/Faulkner Award, William Faulkner Foundation Award, in 1961 as well as the National Institute of Arts and Letters - Rosenthal Award in 1961.

Knowles' book, A Separate Peace was nominated for the National Book Awards, Best Fiction, in 1961.

John Knowles: TV/Movies Based on Books

John's award-winning novel, A Separate Peace, has been adapted twice into movies. Both movies share the same name as the book. The first movie was adapted in 1972 and starred Parker Stevenson. The most recent adaptation was in 2004, as a made for TV movie starring J Barton as Gene.

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  4. John Steinbeck, author of the novel: Of Mice and Men.
  5. George Orwell, author of the novel: 1984.

John Knowles: F.A.Q

When was John Knowles Born?

John Knowles was born on September 16th, 1926.

When did John Knowles die?

John Knowles died on November 29th, 2001 at 75 years old.

Where was John Knowles Born?

John Knowles was born in Fairmont, West Virginia.

What book awards has John Knowles won?

A Separate Peace: PEN/Faulkner Award William Faulkner Foundation Award (1961), National Institute of Arts and Letters Rosenthal Award (1961).

What was the first book John Knowles wrote?

The first novel written by John Knowles was A Separate Peace, published in 1959.

What was the most recent book John Knowles wrote?

His most recently released work was The Private Life of Axie Reed on April 23rd, 1986.

How many books has John Knowles written?

John Knowles has written 10 books. 2 books in the Peace Series, 7 Standalone Novels, 1 book in the Short Story Collections.

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