William Faulkner's home is located on Pirate's Alley in New Orleans, Louisiana. The future Nobel/Pulitzer Prize winning author rented the ground floor room of this apartment in January, 1925 from artist William Spratling. Initially he had come to New Orleans to visit his friend Sherwood Anderson but eventually moved to this location in the French Quarter. During his several months here he finished writing his first novel Soldiers' Pay, which was published in 1926. His future works Mosquitoes and Pylon were inspired by his time in New Orleans. In the summer of 1925 he sailed for Europe. The house was restored in 1990 and now serves as Faulkner House Books.