Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay in 1865 and went to school in England. Kipling traveled a lot and lived in India, England, South Africa and the USA. He worked as a journalist and wrote short stories for various newspapers. When the jungle books appeared in 1894 and 1895, Kipling was already one of Britain’s best-known writers. In 1907 he was the first Briton to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.