Rudyard Kipling is a poet, writer, journalist, and author rolled into one. After settling in Brattleboro, Vermont, he successfully finished one of his popular books – The Jungle Book.

Author Profile

Full Name: Joseph Rudyard Kipling
Birth Date: December 30, 1865
Birthplace: Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India
Occupation: Short-story writer, novelist, poet, journalist
Notable Awards: Nobel Prize in Literature
Genre: Short story, novel, children’s literature, poetry, travel literature, science fiction
Spouse: Caroline Starr Balestier

Interesting Facts

  • In 1888 Rudyard released 6 short novel collections including The Phantom Rickshaw, Soldiers Three, Wee Willie Winkie, The Story of the Gadsbys, Under the Deodards and In Black and White.
  • Kipling was the youngest laureate for the Nobel prize in literature. It was awarded to him in 1907 when he was at the age of 42, and It made him the 1st author to be awarded the prize and the youngest recipient up until now.
  • His first encounter with Mark Tawn was on his journey to London; then he traveled North America.
  • He sailed for England after taking his six-months salary when he got fired in his work due to an argument in a newspaper company which was in 1889.

Featured Books

Notable Characters Created

+ Mowgli

+ Bagheera

+ Shere Khan