Received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978, and was a leading figure of the Yiddish Literary Movement.
He entered the Tachkemoni Rabbinical Seminary as a young man to study in order to become a rabbi, but soon realized he did not want to stay in the school, or the profession.
His memoir titled A Day Of Pleasure: Stories of a Boy Growing Up in Warsaw was an award winner.
Married Alma Wassermann in 1940.
He earned the Nobel Prize for Literature like T.S. Eliot.