Best known for his novel “The Great Gatsby,” F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, MN, in 1896. He was named for his second cousin, Francis Scott Key. He first was published at the age of 12. Four years later he was expelled from St. Paul Academy for neglecting his studies. He graduated from Princeton University in 1917. In addition to Gatsby, Fitzgerald wrote four novels, and many, many short stories.