It was through his tireless efforts, integrity, broad insights, imagination and personal sacrifices that the National Steinbeck Center has come to represent such an important cultural and social amendment for the city of Salinas.
"Thomas Myles Steinbeck" is a writer and the eldest son of Nobel Laureate John Steinbeck. Steinbeck, raised by his father and well educated, was drafted into the Vietnam War, inspiring him to become a photographer and journalist. Subsequently, he wrote numerous screenplays and worked in the film industry. Since 2002, he has been an author of original works, starting with his book of short stories, Down to a Soundless Sea, in 2002. His first novel, In the Shadow of the Cypress, was published in 2010. Steinbeck's latest novel, The Silver Lotus, was published in 2011. He is currently working on his memoir.More Thomas Steinbeck on Wikipedia.