Author Bio – Ernest Hemingway


Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, in America and he went to become a novelist, journalist and a short story writer. His writing style and economical understated lifestyle had a very strong influence in the early twentieth-century fiction. Generally, his life of adventure and the public image he had embraced have influenced generations later.

Early Life

As mentioned earlier he Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, in a suburb known Oak Park Illinois, Chicago. His father was a renowned physician while her mother spent time in the studios producing music. Both his parents were well educated and they were highly respected in Oak Park area.


Ernest Hemmingway went to Oak Park and River High School and took part in a number of sports such as track and field, boxing, football, and water polo. He excelled during his studies in high school in English classes with her sister Marceline. He also performed in the school orchestra for more two years.

After his graduation in high school, her mother realized that his son didn’t have any passion for education. So he did not encourage him to continue to college and he dropped out. More so his father didn’t encourage his son to join boys his age who were sailing to Europe during the World War I.


Hemingway writing career began at an early during the time he was a reporter for his high school newspaper. During this period he managed to write a couple of stories in the Tabula, which was his school’s literary magazine. Ironically he was so bad in spellings and errors throughout his life. When his editors complained about it he always shunned them away by telling them that is what they were hired to correct.

Hemmingway wrote The Old Man and the sea in the year 1951, which perhaps become the most famous of his works winning him the Pulitzer Prize he had longed for in many years. His writing career has made him be recognized as one of the most outstanding authors of all time.

Ernest Hemingway Writing Awards

The following are the awards that Ernest Hemingway won during his entire life. They are honorary awards in literature recognized in the entire globe

  • Pulitzer prize 1951
  • Nobel prize for literature 1954

Ernest Hemingway Novels

ü “Indian Camp” (1924)

ü The Sun Also Rises (1926)

ü A Farewell to Arms (1929)

ü Death in the Afternoon (1932)

ü Green Hills of Africa (1935)

ü For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940)

ü The Old Man and the Sea (1951)