Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling (December 30, 1865-January 18, 1936) was a leading British short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He is best known for his tales and stories about India during the late 1800's. Kipling wrote more than 300 works of children's literature and poems, his most famous books of fiction being The Jungle Book (1901), Just So Stories (1902), and Kim (1901). In 1907, he was the first English language writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature and to date remains its youngest recipient.