Ernest Hemingway

A Biography


  • He was born on the 21st of July in 1899.
  • He got his education at Oak Park and River Forest High School.
  • He died on the 2nd of July, in 1961, 19 days before his 62nd birthday in Ketchum, Idaho.
  • He won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953.

He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954

  • He was born in Oak Park Illinois.
  • His father, his brother and sister, his brother-in-law, and himself all committed suicide.
  • He had four wives (not simultaneously).
  • He first married Hadley Richardson in 1921 (divorced in 1927).

His second wife was Pauline Pfeiffer

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  • Martha Gellhorn was Hemingway's 3rd wife in 1940.
  • After Gellhorn, he married Mary Welsh, his fourth and final wife.
  • He almost died in 2 plane crashes in Africa.
  • He published 6 short story collections.

He published 2 non-fiction books.


Ernest Hemingway's Nobel Prize acceptance speech, 1954 by brainpicker
  • He published 7 novels.
  • Ernest Hemington and Mary Hemington are both buried in Ketchum's cemetery in Idaho.
  • He wrote a play called the Fifth Column.
  • 3 of his novels, 3 non-fiction books, and 4 collections of short stories were published after his death.

He had three children: Jack (with Hadley) , Patrick ( with Pauline) , and Gregory (With Pauline)