Literary Legends: Poll of Californians reveals John Steinbeck as the state’s favorite author of all time

CALIFORNIA – Harper Lee, Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway… These iconic names are among the luminaries hailing from the United States. More locally, each state has produced their own homegrown authors who have left an indelible mark on literature with their diverse and significant contributions. A survey of 3,000 respondents by shed light on each state’s most cherished authors, revealing some intriguing outcomes. Consider Alabama. While many might presume Harper Lee, famed for “To Kill a Mockingbird,” to be the state’s favored author, it was Helen Keller who garnered the majority of votes. Born in Tuscumbia in 1880, Keller’s youth was overshadowed by an illness rendering her blind and deaf. Yet, under Anne Sullivan’s mentorship, Keller transcended her adversiti
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