Eugene O'Neill

Eugene O’Neill

Eugene Gladstone O’Neill (October 16, 1888-November 27, 1953) is the founding father of modern American drama. To date the only American dramatist awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, he also received four Pulitzer Prizes over the course of his remarkable career. Along with his most famous play, Long Day’s Journey into Night (1941), which won him a posthumous Pulitzer Prize in 1957, O’Neill authored such dark and influential American masterpieces as The Emperor Jones (1920), “Anna Christie” (1920), The Hairy Ape (1921), Desire Under the Elms (1924), Strange Interlude (1927), Mourning Becomes Electra (1931), The Iceman Cometh (1939), A Touch of the Poet (1942), and A Moon for the Misbegotten (1943).