Rudyard Kipling was a great British poet, novelist and short story writer in the late 19th and early 20th century.
Well known for his fictional work The Jungle Book and his poem IF, Kipling. received the Nobel prize in literature in 1907. The poet Laureate earned a great deal of money from his literary works which spawned criticism in British media.
Hoping for a story, a newspaper reporter once approach him and said, “Mr. Kipling. I just read that somebody calculated that the money you made from your writings amounts to over $100 a word.”
Kipling raised his eyebrows and said, “Really, I certainly wasn’t aware of that.” Continue reading