|Born||September 17, 1935
La Junta, Colorado, United States
|Died||November 10, 2001
Pleasant Hill, Oregon, United States
|Occupation||Novelist, Short story writer, Essayist|
|Literary movement||Merry Pranksters|
|Notable work(s)||One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest|
Kenneth Elton Kesey (September 17, 1935 – November 10, 2001) was an American writer best known for his novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. He was born in La Junta, Colorado and moved to Springfield, Oregon in 1946.