Rudyard Kipling

1865–1936
Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay, India. He spent much of his childhood and adult life in England and America, but traveled back to India and to South Africa as a journalist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907. He also received the Gold Medal of Royal society of Literature, among other honors. He refused to become England’s Poet Laureate in 1895 and also refused the Order of Merit award.

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