Ernest Hemingway

Writer and Journalist

Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections and two non-fiction works.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Ernest Hemingway.


1899 Birth Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, in Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. … Read More
1903 3 Years Old …  He realized how Hadley must have felt after her own father's suicide in 1903, and he commented, "I'll probably go the same way." … Read More


1913 13 Years Old From 1913 until 1917, Hemingway attended Oak Park and River Forest High School where he took part in a number of sports, namely boxing, track and field, water polo, and football. … Read More
1916 16 Years Old Hemingway and Marcelline both had pieces submitted to The Trapeze; Hemingway's first piece, published in January 1916, was about a local performance by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. … Read More
1918 18 Years Old Early in 1918, Hemingway responded to a Red Cross recruitment effort in Kansas City and signed on to become an ambulance driver in Italy. … Read More
1919 19 Years Old 1 More Event
While recuperating, he fell in love, for the first time, with Agnes von Kurowsky, a Red Cross nurse seven years his senior. By the time of his release and return to the United States in January 1919, Agnes and Hemingway had decided to marry within a few months in America. … Read More


1920 20 Years Old He returned to Michigan the following June and then moved to Chicago in September 1920 to live with friends, while still filing stories for the Toronto Star. … Read More
1921 21 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1921, he married Hadley Richardson, the first of his four wives. … Read More
1922 22 Years Old 1 More Event
The American poet Ezra Pound met Hemingway by chance at Sylvia Beach's bookshop Shakespeare and Company in 1922. … Read More
1923 - 1925 3 More Events
He published his debut novel, The Sun Also Rises, in 1926.
After his 1927 divorce from Richardson, Hemingway married Pauline Pfeiffer; they divorced after he returned from the Spanish Civil War, where he had been a journalist, and after which he wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940). … Read More
1928 28 Years Old In the late spring, Hemingway and Pauline traveled to Kansas City, where their son Patrick was born on June 28, 1928.
1929 29 Years Old In Spain during the summer of 1929, Hemingway researched his next work, Death in the Afternoon. … Read More


1930 - 1933 4 More Events
1934 34 Years Old 1 More Event
On Hemingway's return to Key West in early 1934, he began work on Green Hills of Africa, which he published in 1935 to mixed reviews.
1935 35 Years Old In 1935 he first arrived at Bimini, where he spent a considerable amount of time.
During this period he also worked on To Have and Have Not, published in 1937 while he was in Spain, the only novel he wrote during the 1930s.
1938 38 Years Old He returned to Key West for a few months, then back to Spain twice in 1938, where he was present at the Battle of the Ebro, the last republican stand, and he was among the British and American journalists who were some of the last to leave the battle as they crossed the river.
1939 39 Years Old 1 More Event
In the spring of 1939, Hemingway crossed to Cuba in his boat to live in the Hotel Ambos Mundos in Havana. … Read More


1940 40 Years Old Pauline and the children left Hemingway that summer, after the family was reunited during a visit to Wyoming, and when Hemingway's divorce from Pauline was finalized, he and Martha were married November 20, 1940, in Cheyenne, Wyoming. … Read More
1944 44 Years Old 1 More Event
From May 1944 to March 1945, Hemingway was in London and Europe. … Read More
1945 45 Years Old 1 More Event
The last time that Hemingway saw Martha was in March 1945 as he was preparing to return to Cuba, and their divorce was finalized later that same year. … Read More
1946 46 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1946 he married Mary, who had an ectopic pregnancy five months later.


1952 52 Years Old The Old Man and the Sea became a book-of-the-month selection, made Hemingway an international celebrity, and won the Pulitzer Prize in May 1952, a month before he left for his second trip to Africa.
1954 54 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1954, while in Africa, Hemingway was almost fatally injured in two successive plane crashes. … Read More
1955 - 1956 2 More Events
1957 57 Years Old Excited about the discovery, when he returned to Cuba in 1957, he began to shape the recovered work into his memoir A Moveable Feast.
By 1959 he ended a period of intense activity: he finished A Moveable Feast (scheduled to be released the following year); brought True at First Light to 200,000 words; added chapters to The Garden of Eden; and worked on Islands in the Stream. … Read More


On July 25, 1960, Hemingway and Mary left Cuba, never to return. … Read More
After the 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Finca Vigia was expropriated by the Cuban government, complete with Hemingway's collection of "four to six thousand books".
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