Ernest Hemingway

American Novelist, Short Story Writer, and Journalist

All About Ernest

Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899 in Illinois. Shortly after graduating high school, he went to work for the Kansas City Star at the age of seventeen, learning many valuable lessons and techniques that would benefit him in later writings. Not long after America joined World War I, he joined a volunteer ambulance unit in the Italian army. While overseas, he served on the front lines and was injured, leading to prolonged time in hospitals. He then returned to the United States and became a reporter for Canadian and American newspapers. Hemingway wrote many books, but not all of them were highly successful. The most well known of his works were The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Old Man and the Sea, which he won the Nobel Prize for in 1954. Ernest Hemingway committed suicide the morning of July 2, 1961. Despite his death, his memory lives on through his acclaimed novels and works, his iconic style still influencing writers today.


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