Awards & Winners

Kenneth Roberts

Date of Birth 08-December-1885
Place of Birth Kennebunk
(York County, Maine, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Kenneth Lewis Roberts
Profession Novelist, Author, Writer
Kenneth Lewis Roberts was an American author of historical novels. Roberts worked first as a journalist, becoming nationally known for his work with the Saturday Evening Post from 1919 to 1928, and then as a popular novelist. Born in Kennebunk, Maine, Roberts specialized in Regionalist historical fiction. He often wrote about his native state and its terrain, also depicting other upper New England states and scenes. For example, the heroes of Arundel and Rabble in Arms are from Kennebunk, while Langdon Towne, the chief character of Roberts's Northwest Passage, is depicted as being from Kittery, Maine with friends in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Awards by Kenneth Roberts

Check all the awards nominated and won by Kenneth Roberts.


Pulitzer Prize Special Citations and Awards
(For his historical novels which have long contributed to the creation of greater interest in our early American history.)


Nominations 1937 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
National Book Award for Bookseller Discovery Northwest Passage
National Book Award for Fiction Northwest Passage
National Book Award for Most Original Book Northwest Passage