Ernest Hemingway

Biography

In high school, Hemingway worked on his schools newspaper Trapeze and Tabula.



After graduating high school, he went to work for the Kansas City Star for about six months. He never did attend college.





As a teenager, Hemingway ran away 2. Though his real escape wan't until he joined the war.


In 1918 served in World War 1 as an ambulance driver. While there, he met a nurse who he soon proposed to. Though she left him for another man, this experience helped him in writing a Farewell to Arms.

He won a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.




He also won a Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea.

In 1989, Hemingways' photo was on a commemorative postage stamp in the United States.



Throughout his life, he wrote over 8,000 letters.


On July 2, 1961, Ernest Hemingway committed suicide. Along with himself, his father, sister, brother and grand-daughter all ended their lives the same way.


Even before committing suicide, he came close to death through World War 1, four car crashes, and two plane crashes.


He ended his life by shooting himself, but a close friend of his has said Hemingway tried killing himself by walking into a plane propeller.

Ernest could have been known as a ladies man, due to him having four wives during his life
As a child, Ernests' mother would dress him in girls clothing, forced him to grow his hair as long as his sisters, and even encouraged him to play with toys that most young girls play with.
Ernest had been a big-game hunter.





The most amazing thing he hunted, was sharks.

In 1928, Hemingway had gone on a trip to Paris and mistakenly left a trunk of his belongings. He didn't have this trunk back in his possession until 1957.


Up to his death, Hemingway had believed that he was being watched and monitored. After his passing it was discovered that he indeed was. The FBI kept an open file on him.

Although it may seem odd and unusual, Hemingway had a liking for SIX TOED CATS!
When he would sit down to right, he had a special snack for the occasion. He would eat rye crisps and peanut butter sandwiches.




Hemingway was never able to pronounce the letter L.