Booth Tarkington (1869-1946) was an American novelist best known for his depictions of life in small Midwestern cities. A lover of the theater, he dramatized several of his own books. Today, he is most noted as the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Magnificent Ambersons and for the novel Alice Adams, about the frustrated ambitions of a lower middle class young woman.
Harry Leon Wilson (1867-1939) was an American playwright and novelist. He held a host of jobs, such as stenographer, private secretary, and assistant editor at Puck. He is best known for the novels Ruggles of Red Gap (1915) and Merton of the Movies (1922).