Ernest Vincent Wright
was an author in the late 19th and early 20th century. He died at age 66, in 1939; the day of the printing of his most noteable work, Gadsby.
His works were (and this is not neccessarily a complete list, it's just what I found): The Wonderful Fairies of the Sun
(1896), The Fairies That Run the World and How They Do It
(1903), Thoughts and Reveries of an American Bluejacket
(1918), and Gadsby
Gadsby is the only reason you will most likely ever hear of this man, seeing as how it holds the record for longest work of literature (50,110 words) written without use of the letter 'e'.