For the Anglican bishop, see Frank Norris (bishop). For other people named Norris, see Norris (disambiguation).
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Portrait of Norris, by Arnold Genthe.
Born Benjamin Franklin Norris, Jr.
March 5, 1870
Died October 25, 1902 (aged 32)
San Francisco, California
Pen name Justin Sturgis
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley
Notable works McTeague, The Octopus: A Story of California
Spouse Jeanette Black
Benjamin Franklin Norris, Jr. (March 5, 1870 – October 25, 1902) was an American novelist during the Progressive Era, writing predominantly in the naturalist genre. His notable works include McTeague (1899), The Octopus: A Story of California (1901), and The Pit (1903).