Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois – a suburb of Chicago that has also been home to Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Hemingway’s memoir A Movable Feast, is about his life in Paris in the 1920s, was not published until 1964.
Ernest Hemingway's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech
Hemingway’s son, Patrick, worked as a big-game hunter and ran a safari business in Tanzania.
Hemingway was awarded a Bronze Star for his bravery under-fire in World War II when he was a war correspondent.
Hemingway's father, sister, brother, and granddaughter all committed suicide.
Ernest Hemingway and his fourth wife Mary are buried in Ketchum’s town cemetery in Idaho.
He lived in Paris at the height of Gertrude Stein’s Lost Generation and survived two airplane crashes on successive days in Africa
He lived in Key West, Cuba, Toronto, Chicago and many places in between.
He was a man of action who reported from the Spanish Civil War and World War II, and drove a Red Cross ambulance in Italy during World War I where he was wounded by mortar fire.
Hemingway wrote regularly for his high school newspaper, The Trapeze. He mainly wrote humorous articles using the writing style of Ring Lardner.
In 1920, Hemingway moved to Toronto Canada, partly because of prohibition being declared in the United States.
Hemingway said the best rules for writing were those he received while working on the Kansas City Star newspaper. Here are the rules: "1. Use short sentences. 2. Use short first paragraphs. 3. Use vigorous English. 4. Be positive, not negative."
Hemingway's novella, The Old Man and the Sea, won the Pulitzer Prize in literature in 1953.
Hemingway's picture appeared on a commemorative postage stamp in the United States in 1989 as a part of the Literary Arts series.
Hemingway wrote over 8,000 letters during his lifetime.
In 1921, he moved to Paris where he worked as an article writer for the ‘Toronto Star’.
Hemingway received the Nobel Prize in 1954. Although he always thought this was given to him in pity due to his obituary notices.
He was also seriously injured in two successive plane crashes. He received third degree burns while at a fishing expedition shortly after his recovery from the plane crash.
In 1961 Ernest Hemingway committed suicide.