William Saroyan was an American novelist, playwright, and short story writer. He was born on August 31, 1908, in Fresno, California, to Armenian immigrants. Saroyan is best known for his deeply personal stories reflecting his ethnic background and the impact of his hometown. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1940 for his play 'The Time of Your Life,' as well as the Academy Award for Best Story for the film adaptation of his novel 'The Human Comedy.' Despite his successes, he often struggled with financial difficulties and his works were sometimes criticized for their sentimentality. Saroyan's writing style is characterized by a rich use of language and exploration of themes such as immigrant life, poverty, and humanism. He passed away on May 18, 1981.
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"My Name Is Aram" is a collection of short stories narrated by a young Armenian boy living in Fresno, California, in the early 20th century. The stories depict the boy's experiences and interactions with his eccentric and often comical relatives and neighbors. The tales are filled with humor, warmth, and wisdom, providing a charming and insightful look into the lives of Armenian immigrants in America during this time period.