F. Scott Fitzgerald was an American novelist and short-story writer, widely considered one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1896, Fitzgerald rose to prominence as a chronicler of the “Jazz Age,” a term he popularized to describe the cultural and social upheaval of the 1920s. His most famous works include the novels “This Side of Paradise” (1920), “The Great Gatsby” (1925), and “Tender is the Night” (1934), which are now regarded as masterpieces of modern American literature. Throughout his career, Fitzgerald explored themes of wealth, power, love, and the human condition, capturing the spirit of an era with his vivid, lyrical prose and his sharp, incisive social commentary. Despite his early success, Fitzgerald struggled with personal and financial problems throughout his life, and he died of a heart attack at the age of 44. Nevertheless, his legacy lives on, and his works continue to be celebrated for their timeless appeal and their enduring depiction of the American Dream.