Ernest Hemingway

Biography

Facts about Ernest Hemingway's childhood:

  • Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois.


  • His mother made him look like a girl.


  • Hemingway had 5 siblings.


  • Hemingway proves to be an excellent student athlete who boxes, played football and wrote for the school newspaper and yearbook.

Hemingway's life before writing:

  • Ernest Hemingway did not go to college.


  • He instead, took a job as a cub reporter for the Kansas City Star newspaper.


  • The Army rejected him because of poor eyesight.


  • Hemingway volunteered as a driver with the Red Cross Ambulance Corps.


  • When he was handing our supplies to soldiers in Italy, Hemingway is seriously injured by a trench mortar and machine gun.


  • Hemingway fell in love with an American nurse six years his senior named Agnes von Kurowsky.


  • Kurowsky broke his heart by cheating on Hemingway.

Life as a writer:

  • Hemingway's first book to be pulished is, Three Stories and Ten Poems.


  • Hemingway married Elizabeth Hadley Richardson, who was the first of four wives.


  • He was friends with Scott F. Fitzgerald.


  • He lived in Paris, France.


  • Hemingway's first novel was The Sun Also Rises.


  • He eventually moved to Key West, Florida and then to Cuba.


  • Hemingway won the Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea.


  • Hemingway was an avid hunter.


  • Ernest Hemingway comitted suicide on July 2, 1961.

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