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Ten Facts about Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway led a remarkable life that saw him win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and also the Nobel Prize for Literature. But he was also a man of action who reported from the Spanish Civil War and World War II, and drove a Red Cross ambulance in Italy during World War I where he was wounded by mortar fire.

He lived in Paris at the height of Gertrude Stein’s Lost Generation and survived two airplane crashes on successive days in Africa. He lived in Key West, Cuba, Toronto, Chicago and many places in between. He drank with F Scott Fitzgerald and James Joyce, and he married four times. Here are 10 facts about this amazing author.

1 Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois – a suburb of Chicago that has also been home to Edgar Rice Burroughs.

2 Hemingway met J.D. Salinger during World War II. Salinger was fighting with the 12th Infantry Regiment.

3 Hemingway’s memoir A Moveable Feast, about his life in Paris in the 1920s, was not published until 1964.

4 Hemingway’s son, Patrick, worked as a big-game hunter and ran a safari business in Tanzania.

5 Hemingway only wrote one play called The Fifth Column and it is set during the Spanish Civil War.

6 Hemingway was awarded a Bronze Star for his bravery under-fire in World War II when he was a war correspondent.

7 Hemingway left trunks of material in the Paris Ritz in 1928 and did not recover them until 1957.

8 The FBI maintained an open file on Hemingway from World War II onwards.

9 Hemingway’s sister and brother, and also his father committed suicide as well.

10 Ernest Hemingway and his fourth wife Mary are buried in Ketchum’s town cemetery in Idaho.

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