Ernest Hemingway was born in Illinois in 1899. He worked as a reporter for the “Kansas City Star”. When America decided to enter the Great War, he tried to join the army, but he was rejected because of defective eye. Finally he volunteered as an ambulance driver on the Italian front and received a silver medal from the Italian government.
Back to the United States he got a job as a foreign correspondent and went in Paris where he entered in a group of expatriate writers called “the lost generation”. In 1924 wrote her first novel In Our Time recalling the experiences of his childhood. Two next year he wrote The Sun Also Rises which showed his love of exotic settings and situations where violent actions reveal courage and endurance. In 1929 he wrote A Farewell to Arms, a love story that talks about the horrors of the war and at the same time the best American novel ever written on World War I. When he shift to Key West, he went to an African hunting safari, that would lead to many stories, such as The Snows of Kilimangiaro and The Green Hills of Africa. During the Spanish Civil War he was a correspondent for an American news agency and this experience was recorded in For Whom the Bell Tolls. In 1953 her novel Old Man and The Sea won Pulitzer Prize in fiction, while Across the river and into the Trees, Island in the Stream and The Garden of the Eden were criticized. In 1954 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature and then, because of her depression he committed suicide in 1961.