Ernest Hemingway was born on 1899, in Oak Park, Illinois. Before graduating Oak Park public school on 1917, he played Football, Basketball and Water Polo.
He is considered as one of the most famous American writers of the 20th century. His books include The Sun Also Rises (1926), A Farewell to Arms (1929) and For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940). His short novel The Old Man and the Sea (1952) won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953, and Hemingway was given the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954.