Cuba announced the renewal of an agreement for the preservation of the house and documents of late American writer Ernest Hemingway. The renewal of the collaboration allows the "preservation of the legacy of Ernest Hemingway which we have treasured," said Gladys Collazo, head of Cuba's National Cultural Heritage Council. The council and the U.S. Finca Vigia Foundation signed an agreement in 2002 to preserve and digitize some 15,000 documents concerning the novelist, who lived in Havana for two decades. Among the digitized documents is a telegram from the Swedish Academy which announced that Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. Hemingway lived in Cuba from 1939 to 1960, when he produced some of his best-known works, including "The Old Man and the Sea." Finca Vigia, Hemingway's former residence in southern Havana, was donated to Cuba after the writer's death in 1961. The place later became a museum visited by thousands of tourists every year.