Upton Sinclair

Upton Sinclair (1878-1968) is a celebrated American author best known for his 1906 novel, The Jungle, which exposed the American public to the poor working conditions and sanitation in the meatpacking industry. The novel caused a public uproar which resulted in sweeping changes of the industry and catapulted Sinclair into the limelight. He went on to write nearly 100 books and won the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.