Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, in Cicero, Illinois. He served as an ambulance driver in World War I and worked in journalism before publishing his story collection In Our Time. He followed this with successful novels including The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Old Man and the Sea, which won the 1953 Pulitzer. In 1954, Hemingway won the Nobel Prize for Literature. He committed suicide on July 2, 1961, in Ketchum, Idaho.