Ernest Hemingway


General Facts

  • Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois on July 21, 1899.
  • Hemingway started his career as a writer in a newspaper office in Kansas City at the age of seventeen.
  • One of the most famous American writers of the 20th century.
  • Hemingway died of a shotgun wound from himself.
  • He died in Ketchum, Idaho on July 2, 1961 at the age of 61.

Ernest Hemingway remembered

Nobel Prize

He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.


  • Hemingway's first novel, was published in 1926.
  • Many of his novels are classic works of American Literature.
  • His writing style became an inspiration for many crime and pulp fiction novels.
  • His first books include ‘Three stories and Ten Poems’.
  • Writing short stories, Hemingway knew how to get the most from the least.


  • When Hemingway turned eighteen he tried to be in the army, but was rejected because of poor vision.
  • Hemingway worked his way from a reporter, then a volunteer for an ambulance unit in World War-I.
  • Early in 1918 Hemingway responded to a Red Cross recruitment effort in Kansas City and then became an ambulance driver in Italy.
  • For his service in the Italian War, he was awarded the Italian Silver Medal of Bravery.


  • In 1921 he married Hadley Richardson, the first of his four wives.
  • Ernest and Pauline divorced in 1940 (his second wife).
  • While in Spain Martha Gellhorn met Ernest Hemingway, becoming his third wife in 1940.
  • Mary Welsh married Ernest Hemingway, the ceremony taking place in Cuba.
  • Mary Welsh Hemingway was the fourth and final wife.