1. Ernest Hemingway was an American Journalist, Novelist, and story writer born on July 21, 1899, in Oak Park, Illinois.
2. He received most prestigious awards like Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954 and Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1953.
3. He was a child prodigy and began to write in his high school only.
4. He started a new cult of writing which influenced literature of 20th century and is considered one of the greatest writers of all time.
5. Few of his most glorified writings are ‘A Farewell to Arms’,’ For Whom the Bell Tolls’, ‘The Old Man and the Sea’, ‘The Sun Also Rises’, and ‘To Have and Have Not’.
6. There is also an Ernest Hemingway look -alike society which organizes annual contests.
7. He was married four times and divorced three times. His life was full of complexities and uncertainties.
8. He asked and convinced the military to let him drive ambulance during World War 1, unfortunately, he got wounded by a mortar fire during the war.
9. Ernest Hemingway was fond of cooking, and once he published a recipe for apple pie in his column.
10. He had a lot of food recipes, and some of them are part of museums today.
11. He was a KGB spy and his code name was Argo. He told everyone that FBI was watching him, but everyone thought he was being paranoid and so underwent treatments and even faced electroshock therapy. Later it got revealed that actually he was under surveillance.
12. Ernest Hemingway survived through anthrax, malaria, pneumonia, dysentery, skin cancer, hepatitis, anemia, diabetes, high blood pressure, two plane crashes, a ruptured kidney, a ruptured spleen, a ruptured liver, a crushed vertebra, a fractured skull, mortar shrapnel wounds, three car crashes and bushfire burns, but died by shooting himself with his favorite shotgun.