Ernest Hemingway

Main

Born July 21, 1899

1899

Entered High School where he wrote for the school newspaper and yearbook

1913

Graduates High School and takes a job as a reporter for a Kansas City Newspaper

1917

Receives a serious Battle Wound in the war

1918

Returned to Illinois after the war

1919

Marries Elizabeth Hadley Richardson

1921

His first book, Three Stories and Ten Poems is published

1923

Took a break from writing in Italy and traveled to Spain

1923

Meets F. Scott Fitzgerald in Italy

1925

Sun Also Rises published

1926

Volunteers as an ambulance driver in World War 1

1930

He couldn't fight because he had poor eyesight

New York Times declares him the most important writer since Shakespeare

1950

The Old Man in the Sea is published in Life Magazine

1952

Wins a Pulitzer prize for The Old Man and the Sea

1953

Wins a Nobel Prize for literature

1954

Suffering from depression, commits suicide in Idaho

1961