F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Upon graduating from Princeton, he served in the Army and worked
briefly in advertising. He married his wife, Zelda, in 1920, a week
after his first novel, This Side of Paradise, was
published. His works, considered by many to be classics, include
The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night, and the
uncompleted The Last Tycoon. He died of a heart attack at
the age of 44.