Today in History–July 21–the Library of Congress features writer Ernest Hemingway, born on this day in 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. Like his father, Hemingway was a hunting and outdoors enthusiast. Seeking adventure, he served as an ambulance driver in Italy in World War I, reported on the Spanish Civil War, and worked as a foreign correspondent in Europe during World War II. Hemingway received a Pulitzer Prize in 1953 for his novel The Old Man and the Sea and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. Learn more about this iconic American writer by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more resources related to Ernest Hemingway.
Ernest Hemingway Was Born from America’s Library
Hemingway Was Here Wise Guide, November 2010
Papa Hemingway Library of Congress Information Bulletin November 1999 – Vol 58, No. 11
Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940) Books That Shaped America online exhibition
“Hemingway Dead of Shotgun Wound; Wife Says He Was Cleaning Weapon” New York Times July 3, 1961
“The Ongoing Mystery Of Hemingway’s Misdiagnosed Death: Accident, Suicide Or Genetic Disorder?” Medical Daily Jul 2, 2013
Picturing Hemingway National Portrait Gallery