Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English short story writer, poet, and novelist, most commonly known for his tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and children’s stories. Some of his bestselling works include The Jungle Book, Just So Stories, and the short story The Man Who Would Be King.
Andrew Lycett is author of the acclaimed biography of Rudyard Kipling and the successful and acclaimed Kipling Abroad
. As a former foreign correspondent, he has traveled widely and worked in most parts of the world written about by Kipling. His other books include highly regarded lives of Ian Fleming, Dylan Thomas, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He is a member of the Council of the Kipling Society and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.