Ernest Hemingway

Author and Nobel Prize Winner

Facts:

  1. He was born in Oak Park, Illinois on July 21, 1899.
  2. He passed away by suicide on July 2, 1961.
  3. He started his career by being a writer in a newspaper office in Kansas City at the age of 17.
  4. He joined a volunteer ambulance unit in the Italian army in the 1st World War in 1918.
  5. After he returned to the U.S., he became a reporter for Canadian and American newspapers.
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6. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.
7. His full name is Ernest Miller Hemingway.
8. Clarence and Grace Hemingway (his parents) raised their son in a conservative suburb in Chicago.
9. The family also spent a lot of time in northern Michigan, where they had a cabin.
10. In high school, he worked on the school newspaper, Trapeze and Trabula, writing mostly about sports.


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11. After graduation, he went to work for the Kansas City Star.
12. One of his sons, Patrick, worked as a big-game hunter and ran a safari business in Tanzania.
13. He only wrote one play, The Fifth Column, and it takes place during the Spanish Civil War.
14. By being a war correspondent, he was given a Bronze Star for his bravery in World War ll.
15. His sister, brother, and father committed suicide as well.
16. Ernest H. and his 4th wife are buried in Ketchum's town cemetery in Idaho.
17. He was married to Mary Hemingway through 1946-1961.
18. In 1921, he moved to Paris where he worked as an article writer for the "Toronto Star."
19. He started going through depression after the deaths of some close friends.
20. Also, he was seriously injured in 2 plane crashes.