Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on September 24, 1896, in St. Paul, Minnesota.
He was an American novelist and short story writer who was considered one of the most famous authors of the Jazz Age in 20th century.
His novels includes "This Side of Paradise", "The Beautiful and Damned", "The Great Gatsby" (his best known novel), and "Tender Is the Night". A fifth, unfinished novel, "The Love of the Last Tycoon", was published after his death.
Fitzgerald also wrote numerous short stories, many of which held themes of youth and promise, and age and despair.