by: Colin Malloch

20 Interesting Facts:

  1. He was a failed KGB spy..

  2. Hemingway’s sister and brother, and also his father committed suicide.

  3. Hemingway’s son, Patrick, worked as a big-game hunter and ran a safari business in Tanzania.

  4. Hemingway left trunks of material in the Paris Ritz in 1928 and did not recover them until 1957.

  5. Ernest Hemingway had four wives he and his fourth wife Mary are buried in Ketchum’s town cemetery in Idaho.

  6. By 1957, Hemingway's daily alcohol consumption included Chianti in the morning, wine with lunch and dinner, nightcaps and about a quart of liquor throughout the day.

  7. At the age of 27 he nicknamed himself "papa."

  8. Nobel Prize winner Ernest Hemingway is seen as one of the great American 20th century novelists, and is known for works like A Farewell to Arms and The Old Man and the Sea.

  9. In high school, Hemingway worked on his school newspaper, Trapeze and Tabula, writing primarily about sports.

  10. He once said, "On the Star you were forced to learn to write a simple declarative sentence. This is useful to anyone. Newspaper work will not harm a young writer and could help him if he gets out of it in time."

  11. Ernest Hemingway survived through anthrax, malaria, pneumonia, dysentery, skin cancer, hepatitis, anemia, diabetes, high blood pressure, two plane crashes, a ruptured kidney, a ruptured spleen, a ruptured liver, a crushed vertebra, a fractured skull, and more.

  12. Ernest Hemingway used to hunt U-Boats in his fishing boat with direction-finding equipment, a machine gun and hand grenades.

  13. Ernest Hemingway used a machine gun when fishing, to shoot sharks, and was the first person to ever boat a giant tuna in an undamaged state.

  14. In the spring of 1939, Hemingway crossed to Cuba in his boat to live in the Hotel Ambos Mundos in Havana

  15. Hemingway's mother frequently performed in concerts around the village they lived in.

  16. Hemingway was the second child, and first son, born to Clarence and Grace Hemingway.

  17. He excelled in English classes.

  18. Not yet 20 years old, he had gained from the war a maturity that was at odds with living at home without a job and with the need for recuperation.

  19. Hemingway suffered from depression later in his life.

Jack Hemingway, Gregory Hemingway, Patrick Hemingway were his three sons.