1 Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois – a suburb of Chicago that has also been home to Edgar Rice Burroughs.
2 Hemingway met J.D. Salinger during World War II. Salinger was fighting with the 12th Infantry Regiment.
3 Hemingway’s memoir A Moveable Feast, about his life in Paris in the 1920s, was not published until 1964.
4 Hemingway’s son, Patrick, worked as a big-game hunter and ran a safari business in Tanzania.
5 Hemingway only wrote one play called The Fifth Column and it is set during the Spanish Civil War.
6 Hemingway was awarded a Bronze Star for his bravery under-fire in World War II when he was a war correspondent.
7 Hemingway left trunks of material in the Paris Ritz in 1928 and did not recover them until 1957.
8 The FBI maintained an open file on Hemingway from World War II onwards.
9 Hemingway’s sister and brother, and also his father committed suicide as well.
10 Ernest Hemingway and his fourth wife Mary are buried in Ketchum’s town cemetery in Idaho.