Rudyard Kipling Biography

Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old.

Kipling's works of fiction include The Jungle Book, Kim, and many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King". His poems include "Mandalay", "Gunga Din", "The Gods of the Copybook Headings", "The White Man's Burden", and "If—". He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature; and one critic described his work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift".

Kipling was one of the most popular writers in England, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Henry James said: "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius that I have ever known." In 1907, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and its youngest recipient to date. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Rudyard Kipling
Full Name:
Joseph Rudyard Kipling
Nationality:
England
Profession:
Journalist, Poet, Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter
Religion:
Anglicanism
Date of Birth:
December 30, 1865
Astrological Sign:
Capricorn
Date of Death:
January 18, 1936
Age at Death:
70
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