Ernest Hemingway was an American novelist, short story writer, and journalist, widely considered one of the most influential and celebrated writers of the 20th century. Hemingway was born in 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois, and began his writing career as a journalist for The Kansas City Star in 1917.
Hemingway is best known for his distinctive writing style, which emphasized short sentences and concise, direct language. His works often dealt with themes of masculinity, war, love, and loss, and he was known for his ability to convey complex emotions and ideas through simple, spare prose.
Some of Hemingway's most famous works include "The Sun Also Rises," "A Farewell to Arms," "For Whom the Bell Tolls," and "The Old Man and the Sea," which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. Hemingway was also known for his adventurous lifestyle, which included extensive travel, big game hunting, and deep-sea fishing.
Hemingway's writing and personal life have had a lasting impact on American literature and popular culture. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954, and his works continue to be widely read and studied today. Hemingway died by suicide in 1961, leaving behind a legacy as one of the most important and influential writers of the modern era.