Divas Recommend: William Faulkner’s Banquet Speech


In a departure of our usual Divas Recommend, I decided to go with something a little more inspirational. Earlier in the week, my cousin sent me a link to William Faulkner’s banquet speech after receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature 1949. The speech is as relevant today as it was then and a reminder of why we write and that it is a personal expression of ourselves.

William Faulkner’s Banquet Speech

William Faulkner was raised in Oxford, Mississippi, and it heavily influenced his writing. Many of his works were set in the Old South.  His most celebrated novels were The Sound and the Fury (1929), As I Lay Dying (1930), Light in August (1932), and Absalom, Absalom! (1936).

Thank you, Sarah, for this recommendation!


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