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Martha Gellhorn

Journalist & Writer
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Net worth 2018: $12 Million
Industry: Writers
Residence: St. Louis
Country: United States
BirthDay: 8 November 1908
Died On: February 15, 1998
Education: 1927 - Bryn Mawr College, John Burroughs School
BIOGRAPHY

Martha Gellhorn was bornon 8 November 1908 in St. Louis, American, is Journalist & Writer. Martha Gellhorn was a fearless and quick-witted lady of her era. She was a celebrated American novelist and journalist who chronicled the lives of common people affected by war and conflict. Apart from being one of the first female war correspondents, she is also known as one of the best war reporters of the 20th century. Her career spanned over 60 years and she reported almost every major war that happened all over the world in that period. She largely distrusted politicians and always advocated the cause of common troubled people. As a novelist, her fictional work was characterized by lucid prose. Some of her famous novels include 'A Stricken Field' (1939), 'The Lowest Trees Have Tops' (1967) and a collection of stories, 'The Weather in Africa' (1978). For a brief period, she was married to American author Ernest Hemingway as his third wife. Independent and self-sustained, she famously refused to being reduced to a "footnote" in the bestselling author's life. The last days of her life were painful. She was unwell and almost completely lost her eye sight by the age of 89. She apparently committed suicide in 1998. In 1999, the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism was posthumously established in her memory

TIMELINE
2006

After her death, few of her letters were printed in 2006

1999

The Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism was posthumously established in 1999 in her memory

1998

Martha Gellhorn committed suicide on February 15, 1998 in London at the age of 89

1995

Her last foreign assignment, a report on poverty, was in Brazil in 1995 and was published in the literary journal ‘Granta’

1990

Unfortunately, an unsuccessful cataract surgery turned her near blind making her unfit to report the Balkan conflicts in the 1990s

1989

Before retiring from journalism due to advanced age, she successfully reported the US invasion of Panama in 1989

1978

Her journeys, including a voyage with Hemingway are described in 'Travels with Myself and Another: A Memoir' (1978)

1966

In between, she also authored 'Vietnam: A New Kind of War' (1966)

1960

She reported the Vietnam War and the Arab-Israel conflicts in the 1960s and 70s while working for the Atlantic Monthly

1959

As a leading war correspondent, she authored several articles such as 'The Face of War' (1959) – an assortment of wartime writing and 'The View from the Ground' (1988) an assortment of peacetime essays

1954

Matthews, the former managing editor of Time Magazine in 1954

1944

Martha Gellhorn impersonated as a stretcher carrier to witness the Normandy landings on D-Day June 6, 1944; being the only woman to land at Normandy that day

1940

She also described the activities of World War II in the novel 'A Stricken Field' (1940)

1936

Her first book 'The Trouble I’ve Seen' (1936) regarding the impact of the great depression on the American people had a sensational response & become the first milestone of her success

1934

During this period, she became an active participant in the pacifist movement and recorded her experiences in the book 'What Mad Pursuit' (1934)

1930

Resolute to become an international reporter, she traveled to Paris in 1930 where she worked at the United Press Bureau

1926

Louis and later joined Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia, in 1926

1908

Martha Gellhorn was born on November 8, 1908 in St

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