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 novelist and dramatist. He is the author of Ruggles of Red Gap (1915), and popularized the term “flapper” in his 1913 novel Bunker Bean.