John Steinbeck and The 1962 Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in Stockholm [Video]

John Steinbeck receives the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature.

The 1962 Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in Stockholm – Media Player at

The 1962 Nobel Prizes were delivered on 10 December 1962, in a glittering ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall, to four British scientists, an American professor and an American novelist. The 80-year old Swedish King Gustaf VI Adolf presented each recipient with a Nobel Medal and Diploma: for Chemistry to Max F. Perutz and John C. Kendrew; for Physiology or Medicine to Francis Crick, James Watson and Maurice Wilkins; and for Literature to John Steinbeck.

No sound, 1 minute.

I am beginning my research as dramaturge for the Spring 2011 production of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath by Frank Galati. Directed by Dov Hassan for the Chabot College Department of Theater Arts.

More updates to come!

UPDATE 1/11/2011 1:33 AM PST

Ohh! I just found another video of the event: This time in color and with sound…

John Steinbeck Receives His Nobel Prize

Watch a video clip of the 1962 Nobel Laureate in Literature, John Steinbeck, receiving his Nobel Prize medal and diploma during the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony at the Concert Hall in Stockholm, Sweden, on 10 December 1962.

2 minutes 2 seconds.

Both clips are from, the official web site of the Nobel Prize.


3 thoughts on “John Steinbeck and The 1962 Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in Stockholm [Video]

    • Indeed. Steinbeck really delved into “it” for this novel. Because the problems suffered at the Migrant Labor Camps were so appalling, and bothered him personally so much, he seems to have felt obligated to get it as right as possible.
      Thanks for the comment John!

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