About meI won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 for my novel The Old Man and the Sea and the Nobel Prize for Literature the following year.
About my libraryBy the time of my death in 1961 I had amassed over seven thousand books in my various homes. The long, long list has been input by my fans on LT, working from Hemingway's Library, the comprehensive list compiled by Dr. James D. Brasch and Dr. Joseph Sigman of McMaster University, and provided online through Boston’s John F. Kennedy Library, here. Also included in my library: the first editions of the books I authored (Drs. Brasch and Sigman note over 200 copies of my own books in my collection, but give no details).
Tag along on a visit to my home in Key West here, and for a report on the current state of my Cuban library, see Adrian McKinty's article in the London Times, "Any Book in Hemingway's Library, $200".
Favorite authorsDante Alighieri, Anton Chekhov, Stephen Crane, John Donne, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Henry Fielding, Gustave Flaubert, Nikolaj Gogol, W.H. Hudson, Henry James, James Joyce, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Mann, Frederick Marryat, Andrew Marvell, Guy de Maupassant, George Moore, William Shakespeare, Stendhal, Henry David Thoreau, Leo Tolstoy, Ivan Turgenev, Mark Twain, Virgil, William Butler Yeats (Shared favorites)
Real nameErnest Hemingway
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceJan 4, 2008