About Rudyard KiplingRead best Rudyard Kipling poems. Kipling was an english poet and writer. He is best known for his poems If, Mandalay and The White Man's Burden. Kipling was one of the most famous writers in England, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907, making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and its youngest recipient to date.
In a 1995 BBC opinion poll, it was voted the UK's favourite poem.