One of the most celebrated American authors, William Faulkner was a Nobel Prize winning novelist. Faulkner, who's known for his exemplary contribution to Southern literature, wrote challenging prose and write-ups. Despite tough competition by Fitzgerald and Hemingway, this Mississippi born writer created a new identity for himself through the apocryphal 'Yoknapatawpha County'. Based on the legend of Lafayette County, Faulkner created Yoknapatawpha for fifty of his novels except 'A Fable', 'Soldier's Pay', 'The Wild Palms' and 'Pylon'. Faulkner highlighted major controversial matters related to class, race, sex and social ideologies in his best works-- 'The Sound and the Fury', 'Sanctuary', 'As I Lay Dying', 'Light in August', 'The Reivers' and 'A Rose for Emily'. A thorough humanitarian as he was, he donated a part of his Nobel money to Oxford bank for funding education of African-American teachers and creating the Faulkner Award for Fiction writing. This two-times Pulitzer and U.S. National Prize winner received a special mention in acceptance speech delivered by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The US postal services issued an exclusive 22-cent postal stamp in his honor, for he served as a postmaster at Mississippi University.