One of the greatest authors of the 20th century
Ernest Hemingway was born in Illinois in 1899. He was destined to become a famous writer, as he began writing at a very early age. After serving in WWI and becoming a journalist for a Kansas newspaper, he wrote one of his most famous works, A Farewell to Arms. Throughout his life he wrote a huge volume of work, including one of the most well know stories, The Old Man and the Sea. Hemingway ended up marrying four different women during his life, and eventually retired to Idaho where he committed suicide July 2, 1961.
During the 1920's Ernest Hemingway wrote such works as A Farewell to Arms, and Death in the Afternoon. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953; in 1954 he received the Nobel Prize in Literature for the Old Man and the Sea.
Alongside his literary achievements, Ernest Hemingway was also a avid outdoorsman. He went on African safaris, deep sea fishing trips, and even lived on the Caribbean island of Bimini from 1935 to 1937.
Ernest Hemingway was a very gifted writer who lived a a very full life in his 61 years on earth. Sadly in his later years his mental health declined to the point where he lost his passion for life and for writing. This caused him to commit suicide on July 2, 1961 in his Idaho home.