An American writer. Grew up in a family of a doctor. His literary talent manifested itself in his school years. During the First World War, he served as an ambulance driver was wounded on the Austro-Italian front. After the war, he devoted himself wholly to literature. He traveled a lot, was fond of mountain skiing, hunting, and fishing.
The military theme was one of his favorite in Hemingway’s works.
With the outbreak of World War II, he resumed his journalistic work by moving to London. The writer always found himself in the hottest spots, witnessing events that later became textbook material. His records have not only literary but also historical value.
After the war ended, Hemingway went to Cuba and resumed his creative work.
He continued to travel and in 1953 he was in Africa in a serious plane crash.
He won the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was married four times. After Fidel Castro came to power in Cuba, he returned to the USA, to Idaho.
The last years of his life he suffered from severe depression and later from a serious liver disease.
- Ernest Hemingway’s favorite cocktails were mojitos and daiquiris.
- Hemingway had a six-toed cat, Snowball (Snowball), whose descendants, who inherited his six-toed feet, are now one of the attractions of the writer’s home museum in Key West (“Hemingway’s cats”).
- Hemingway shot himself with a Vincenzo Bernardelli shotgun. This model double-barrel shotgun is now called Hemingway.