9. F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Jazz Age”, the term coined by Francis Scott Fitzgerald bears testimony to his genre of writing. One of the best writers of America in the 20th century, Fitzgerald has to his name four very popular novels. Of these novels, The Great Gatsby has been the most popular novel and has been adapted into films for over 90 years, the latest adaptation coming in 2012. His work has the mixed themes of promise and youth along with age and despair.