Winston Churchill as writer

Winston Churchill As Writer

Winston Churchill as writer

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This article discusses the literary career of the British statesman - for the American novelist of the same name see Winston Churchill .
Winston Churchill was a prolific writer. Churchill received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 for his numerous published works, especially his six-volume work The Second World War. At the ceremony he was awarded the prize "for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values".

Confusion with the American novelist of the same name

Churchill and his namesake and contemporary, the American novelist, are still occasionally confused (as writers): in particular the novels of the "American" Churchill are often incorrectly attributed to the "British" Churchill, or at least listed with them, especially by booksellers. It should be noted the "British Churchill" wrote only one novel Savrola, being better known for his popular histories.

Churchill, upon becoming aware of his namesake's books, then much better known than his own, wrote to him suggesting that he would sign his own works "Winston S. Churchill," using his middle name, "Spencer," to differentiate them. This suggestion was accepted with the comment that the American Churchill would have done the same, had he any middle names.

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