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Hemingway's Toronto Apartment is for Sale

Hemingway's Toronto apartment, unit 19 of 1597-99 Bathurst Street, is for sale.  Hemingway lived in the apartment from 1923-1924 while working as a journalist for the Toronto Star.  Hemingway and Hadley were in Toronto for the birth of their son John (Bumby), who was born on October 10, 1923.  To see some current pictures, visit:  

https://www.thestar.com/business/real_estate/2019/04/08/ernest-hemingways-former-toronto-home-up-for-sale.html

2019 PEN/Hemingway Award Winner

Critically-acclaimed debut author Tommy Orange is the winner of the 2019 PEN/Hemingway Award for his novel There There (Knopf), PEN America announced today. Honoring a distinguished first novel, Tommy Orange will receive $25,000 underwritten by the Hemingway Family and the Hemingway Foundation, as well as a month-long Residency Fellowship at the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming, a retreat for artists and writers, valued at $10,000.

Fedele Temperini, the Savior along the Piave?

Historian Marino Perissinotto has identified the WWI soldier who inadvertently saved Hemingway’s life by taking the brunt of a mortar explosion on July 8th, 1918.  By whittling down James McGrath Morris’s list of 18 candidates (see his postscript to The Ambulance Drivers), Perissonotto hypothesizes that Fedele Temperini, a 26-year-old soldier from Montalcino, was Hemingway's savior along the Piave.  For more details about Temperini and Perissinotto's historical research, see Morris’s recent article

Marlin Letter Hooks Hefty Price

Hemingway’s 1935 letter to Erl Roman, fishing editor of the Miami Herald, sold for $28,000 through Nate D. Sanders Auctions.  The letter details Hemingway’s fishing trip with Henry Strater, his capture of a 500 lb. marlin, and an ensuing battle with sharks, a pivotal event that helped inspire The Old Man and the Sea.  The letter also includes a photo of Hemingway, Strater, and the half-eaten marlin.

Hemingway Society Formed in Sunshine State

On Saturday, 27 October, at the Santa Fe College Spring Arts House in Gainesville, Florida, founding members of the Florida Hemingway Society held the inaugural meeting.  This organization is devoted to advancing the appreciation of Ernest Hemingway's life and work in Florida and the Gulf Stream and to explore modern-day intersections with the celebrated writer across the Humanities. Stone Meredith and Rebecca Johnston, who initiated the creation of this society, presided over the opening sessions and hosted the one-hour virtual conference.