by Ernest Hemingway in Kenya, 1953. LOOK Magazine Photograph, Public domain, part of collection given to The Library of Congress.

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. He produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections and two non-fiction works, and his pithy, understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction. Three novels, four collections of short stories and three non-fiction works were published posthumously. Many of these including The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Old Man and the Sea, and numerous short stories are considered classics of American literature.


“All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.” 

— Ernest Hemingway