Orwell was familiar with Hemingway, who was already very famous by the 1920s. Mostly Orwell was quite scathing about Hemingway, because of his macho image.
Hemingway was relatively favourable towards the official Communists, did this contribute to Orwell's antipathy towards him? Did he ever read Hemingway's novel about the Spanish Civil War?
Did Hemingway read Orwell's book on the Spanish Civil War, Homage to Catalonia?
Did Hemingway read 1984 (obviously, after he had written For whom the bell tolls)?
Edit: I see from the Hemingway list below that Ernie owned three copies of Homage to Catalonia, including a first edition from 1938. I recall reading that only a few hundred copies were printed in '38 (HoC flopped as direct political pamphleteering) so this must have been a fairly rare first edition. Perhaps someone knows if Hemingway was the kind of man to collect books without reading them, or if he would have probably read what books he owned.