About Jack London
An American novelist, journalist, and social activist, Jack London was born in 1876 in San Francisco. Growing up in a working class family, London had a tough childhood, but he was one of the first authors to make a fortune through his writing. His most popular story, The Call of the Wild, was published in 1903 and was an instant bestseller. He was a pioneer in the world of commercial magazine fiction and also an innovator in the genre that would later become known as science fiction.