The author from the famous Studs Lonigan trilogy, he drew inspiration for his lower-class Chicago Irish immigrant characters from his own existence experiences. His additional works consist of Calico Sneakers and Dad and Boy. He went to the College or university of Chicago. He released his first book, Adolescent Lonigan, in 1932. He was an associate from the Socialist Employees Party. Created in Chicago, Illinois for an impoverished Irish immigrant family members, he grew up by his grandparents. He was wedded double; his second wife, Hortense Alden, was a favorite stage celebrity. He was an motivation to famed writer Norman Mailer.