F. Scott Fitzgerald
Author of The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald was a young author born on September 24, 1896, in St. Paul, Minnesota. His first novel was so successful, it made him famous and let him marry the woman he loved, Zelda Fitzgerald. They had one daughter together named Scottie. He later descended into drinking and Zelda had a mental breakdown. He died of a heart attack in 1940, at age 44, with his last novel only half completed. Some of his works include The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night, The Beautiful and the Damned, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, This Side of Paradise, The Short Stories, The Crack Up, and others. He did not receive any awards, but he did get one named after him.