Ernest Hemingway (1899 – 1961)
Ernest Hemingway is one of the greatest American authors of the twentieth century.
After he left school, Hemingway drove an ambulance in Italy in 1918. He had an exciting life and traveled to a lot of different countries. He worked as a journalist in France and liked the outdoor life. He loved the desert, the sea and the flying planes.
Hemingway often wrote about his life and the people he knew. Between 1925 and 1929 he wrote some of his most important books: The Sun Also Rises and A Farwell to Arms. In 1953, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his last book, The Old Man and the Sea, and a year later he won the Nobel Prize.