Top 10 American Personalities Related To Literature

2. Mark Twain

Born as Samuel Langhorne Clemens but writing under the pen name Mark Twain, Twain is regarded as the “Father of American Literature” by fellow writer William Faulkner. A known humorist and author Twain is best known for his novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Starting his career as an apprentice to a printer, Mark did odd jobs before finally finding his interest, that of writing. He was a great speaker and earned praise and respect for his satire and wit.