July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961 American novelist, short-story writer, and journalist. His economical and understated style (which he termed the 'iceberg theory') had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction.
Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it.
― Ernest Hemingway, 1931 letter