T. S. Eliot
T. S. Eliot was an American-born poet and winner of the 1948 Nobel Prize for Literature. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1888 but moved to Europe in 1910, becoming a British citizen in 1927. While working for Lloyds Bank in London he wrote The Waste Land, widely regarded as one of the finest achievements in 20th Century poetry. That same year he founded the highly influential literary magazine The Criterion, publishing the work of Virginia Woolf, W.B. Yeats and Marcel Proust. In 1925 he joined the publishing house Faber & Faber, where he would remain until the end of his life. Though he lived until 1965, Four Quartets (1945), which Eliot considered his finest achievement, was the last collection of poetry to be published in his lifetime.