Langston Hughes (1902 – 1967) was an American writer of poetry, fiction, plays, children’s literature and non-fiction works. He was one of the central figures in the literary movement known as the Harlem Renaissance.
He is best known for the poems "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" and "Harlem", which contains the famous lines "What happens to a dream deferred? / Does it dry up / like a raisin in the sun?", the Simple stories, and the autobiography I Wonder as I Wander.