Jack Kerouac was an American Novelist born in 1922 and died in 1969. He was a novelist who is often considered a pioneer of the Beat Generation. During World War II, he served in the United States Merchant Marine. He was discharged on the grounds of mental issues. It was during this time he wrote his first novel. It was published forty years after his death. His first novel to be published, however, was ‘The Town and the City”. But he only received widespread popularity and notoriety with his second novel, “On the Road”. This novel made him a beat icon, and he became an influential figure and inspiration for many celebrities in his time. He published many novels in his time, including various poetry volumes. He is known for his spontaneous prose, and his work covers topics like Jazz, Catholic spirituality, Buddhism, drugs, poverty, promiscuity, and travel.