Saroyan, William, 1908-1981

Saroyan, William, 1908-1981



  • Existence: 1908 - 1981


William Saroyan was born on August 31, 1908 in Fresno, California. Saroyan decided to become a writer after his mother showed him some of his father's writings. A few of his early short articles were published in "Overland Monthly." His first stories appeared in the 1930s including "The Broken Wheel." Other publications include "The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze" (1934), "The Human Comedy" (1943), "The Time of Your Life" (1939), "My Name is Aram"(1940) and "My Heart's in the Highlands" (1940). Saroyan wrote extensively about the Armenian immigrant life in California. Many of his stories and plays are set in his native Fresno. Saroyan died on May 18, 1981.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

"The trouble with Tigers" typescript

Identifier: MS-352
Date(s): 1938

William Saroyan (1908-1981), writer. The collection contains typescripts and printed matter with extensive handwritten corrections of "The Trouble with Tigers."