As an American novelist, short-story writer, and journalist, Ernest Miller Hemingway’s understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his adventurous lifestyle brought him admiration from later generations.
Hemingway published seven novels, six short-story collections, and two nonfiction works. Many of his works are considered classics of American literature.
Hemingway was awarded the 1954 Nobel Prize in Literature for his novel The Old Man and the Sea.
In July 1961 Hemingway shot himself in the head at his home in Ketchum, Idaho.