Earnest Hemingway (1899-1961) was a Nobel Prize winning American writer. His most popular works are The Sun Also Rises (1926), A Farewell to Arms (1929), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940), and The Old Man and the Sea (1952) which won him the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. His understated style had a strong influence on twentieth century fiction and his mastery of writing won him the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He lived an exciting life which often landed him in the news. Hemingway was an adrenaline seeker, a world traveler, and a lover of six-toed cats.