Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, born September 24,1896, was an
American novelist and short story writen, whose works have been seen as
evocative of the Jazz Age, a term he himself allegedly coined. He burst
onto the literary scene with the publication of This Side of Paradise in
1920. His works, most notably his masterpiece The Great Gatsby, came to
embody the spirit of the era. His other works include Tender is the
Night, The Last Tycoon, and over 150 short stories that treat themes of
youth, despair and age.
In 1940, Fitzgerald died at the age of 44 in Hollywood, California. He was married to Zelda Fitzgerald.