If Famous Writers Had CVs – Ernest Hemingway

What if history’s famous writers had CVs? We continue our series #FamousWritersResume with another candidate, Ernest Hemingway. Do you love his style?

Ernest Miller Hemingway

Journalist, novelist, short-story writer

Personal Profile

A hard-working and experienced writer, journalist, traveler, sportsman, soldier, and fisherman.

Contact: hemingway@gmail.com




Oak Park and River Forest High School, 1917

  • Trapeze and Tabula (the school’s newspaper and yearbook), editor;
  • dabbled in sports like track and football but fell in love with boxing.

Self-education, 1918 – present

  • Self-education through classical literature and life;

Work Experience

The Kansas City Star, cub reporter


  • covered deaths, trials, robberies, murders confidence games, prostitution;

Italy, World War I, ambulance driver for the Red Cross


  • received the Italian Silver Medal of Bravery;
  • wounded by mortar fire, returned home;

The Toronto Star Weekly, freelancer and staff writer, foreign correspondent in Europe


  • travelled extensively — 10,000 miles in one year;
  • wrote reports and feature stories on the social and political scene in postwar Europe;
  • covered the Greco-Turkish war

Cooperative Commonwealth, associate editor


Published author

1923 – Present

  • published “The Sun Also Rises”, “Men Without Women”, “A Farewell to Arms”;
  • wrote a treatise on bullfighting “Death in the Afternoon”;
  • sailed the pristine waters of The Bahamas, traveled to Cuba;
  • hunting, fishing with Dos Passos.

East Africa, Adventurer


  • went on safari;
  • collected material for “Green Hills of Africa”;
  • survived dysentery

North American Newspaper Alliance, War correspondent


  • covered the Spanish Civil War;
  • supported the beleaguered Spanish Republic;
  • wrote “The Fifth Column”, as Madrid was being bombarded by Francoist forces
  • started “For Whom the Bell Tolls” (published in 1940).

World War II, submarine hunter


  • patrolled the Caribbean Sea, armed with machine guns, bazookas, and grenades;
  • hunted German Submarines

Collier’s Magazine, journalist


  • accompanied the troops to the Normandy Landings;
  • was awarded a Bronze Star;
  • became the leader of a French Resistance militia in Rambouillet, aiding in the Liberation of Paris


  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Good with French and German, fluent in Spanish
  • Leadership
  • Military First Aid
  • Good Semi-professional Boxer