F. Scott Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 - December 21, 1940) was an Irish American Jazz Age novelist and short story writer.
Fitzgerald is regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. In his own age, Fitzgerald was the self-styled spokesman of the "Lost Generation", or the Americans born in the 1890s who came of age during World War I. He finished four novels, left a fifth unfinished, and wrote dozens of short stories that treat themes of youth, despair, and age. Many admire what they consider his remarkable emotional honesty. His heroesâ€”handsome, confident, and doomed â€” blaze brilliantly before exploding, and his heroines are typically beautiful and alluring.