Ernest Hemingway was an American author and poet who was born on July 21, 1899 in Illinois. His start as a writer began when he worked on his high school's newspaper. He then went to work as a journalist for the Kansas City Star after graduation. Much of the traveling that Hemingway did throughout his life and other life experiences, like serving as an ambulance driver during World War I, were his inspiration for various novels and poems. The war had a great impact on him, as many pieces were based on this time in history.
Some of his famous works include:
The Sun Also Rises
A Farewell to Arms
For Whom the Bell Tolls
The Old Man and the Sea
In 1954, Hemingway won the Nobel Prize in Literature for his piece, The Old Man and the Sea.
On July 2, 1961, Ernest Hemingway committed suicide at his home. He had suffered medical issues that resulted in depression. Others in his family also suffered the same fate.
6 Interesting Facts about Ernest Hemingway:
He ran away from home twice.
Hemingway survived multiple plane crashes.
He was married 4 different times.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. Hemingway took part in big-game hunting in Africa, bullfighting in Spain, and deep sea fishing in Florida.
Hemingway was awarded the Italian Silver Medal of Bravery during World War I. He was wounded while serving as an ambulance driver.
People can take tours of his home and garden. Some couples even get married and have a reception on the Hemingway home grounds.