Scríbhneoir Meiriceánach ab ea John Steinbeck a rugadh i Salinas i gCalifornia. Scríobh sé seacht leabhar is fiche, agus orthu sin bhí The Grapes of Wrath (1939), East of Eden (1952) agus Of Mice and Men (1937). Bronnadh Duais Nobel na Litríochta air sa bhliain 1962 agus cailleadh in Nua Eabhrac é in 1968.
Driſters in search of work, George and his childlike friend Lennie, have nothing in the world except the clothes on their back — and a dream that one day they will have some land of their own. Eventually they find work on a ranch in California’s Salinas Valley, but their hopes are dashed as Lennie — struggling against extreme cruelty, misunderstanding and feelings of jealousy — becomes a victim of his own strength.