Rudyard Kipling wrote short-storires, poems, novels and travel diaries. He was the first winner of Nobel Prize for Literature writing in English and is still the youngest writer so honoured.
His stories and poems about British soldiers in India and his children’s books are very well-known. He was one of the most popular writers in English from the late 19th into the early 20th century.
Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius (as distinct from fine intelligence) that I have ever known.
Stalky & Co. (1899)