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In Novel Coincidence, Hemingway Wins Hemingway Look-Alike Contest

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.25.2016 | Weird News

The 36th Annual Ernest “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest ended in a way that can only be described as novel. For the first time ever, the winnin...

'As Good as Gone,' A Conversation with Larry Watson

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.05.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Photo: Susan Watson Larry Watson received his BA and MA from the University of North Dakota and his PhD in creative writing at the University of Utah...

What Price Kerouac? "The Joan Anderson Letter" Auctioned at Christie's

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.19.2016 | Books
Regina Weinreich

Two Joans were on display at Christie's on June 16, one was the much-missed Joan Rivers with a sampling of her sequined gowns adorning mannequins in t...

Living in a Selfish Florida World: A Rimbaud Moment

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 02.19.2016 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

The truth of the matter is that I am having a Rimbaud moment. My torrid affair with South Florida has been reduced to a surreal feeling of guilt. I have been living in a selfish world where the Gulf of Mexico meets real estate meets tourism in an unholy confluence of greed.

Why Some Writers Refuse to Submit?

Francis Levy | Posted 02.10.2016 | Books
Francis Levy

It is easy to see how writers like Mailer, Hemingway and Plimpton (who all boxed), Isak Dinesen (who hunted game), Gloria Steinem (who became a Playbo...

How Would Hemingway's Robert Jordan Deal With Syria?

Akbar Ahmed | Posted 01.11.2016 | World
Akbar Ahmed

Ernest Hemingway's great war novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940), which was made into a blockbuster Academy Award-winning film with the same title (1943), contains one of American literature's most celebrated creations in its protagonist Robert Jordan.

Caviar and Pastry Cream

Yara Zgheib | Posted 11.05.2015 | Impact
Yara Zgheib

'Let's walk down the rue de Seine and look in all the galleries and in the windows of the shops.' 'Sure. We can walk anywhere and we can stop at som...

An Author's Time Travel

Cathy Whitlock | Posted 10.30.2015 | Books
Cathy Whitlock

Influenced by the works of John Dos Passos, Luc Sante's Low Life, Jack Black's You Can't Win and Hemingway's For Sale Baby Shoes Never Worn, the multi-faceted author Liz Goldwyn was inspired by literature that "blurred the lines between fact and fiction."

4 Questions Writers Get Asked

Pam Ferderbar | Posted 10.02.2016 | Comedy
Pam Ferderbar

At the age of puberty, the writer discovers the great poets, chief among them Bob Dylan, and she gets a taste of the rebellious, majestic, and meteoric power of words.

How to Best Use Writing and Proofreading Tools

Ruth Starkman | Posted 09.20.2016 | College
Ruth Starkman

You've long known your word processor's spell and grammar checker offered only so much help. Likewise, the newer, heavily-hyped writing tools also remain inadequate to proofread your writing. No tool can completely "fix" your writing and none advertises perfection.

Guess What Else Hemingway Didn't Say?

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.19.2016 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

It must be wonderful to be dead and keep writing. I guess when you're a genius, nothing can stop you.

Disclaimerland & Validation Via Virtue

Kimann Schultz | Posted 07.15.2016 | Arts
Kimann Schultz

If the display or broadcasting of creative works were reliant on a virtue rubric, then our museum walls would be nearly empty, our radio waves and streaming would run rather silent, our bookshelves would be quite bare....or chock full of posted disclaimers....?

How To Make Ernest Hemingway's Favorite Cocktail

The Huffington Post | Kristen Aiken | Posted 06.11.2015 | Taste

Let the following quote speak for Ernest Hemingway's love of booze: “Don’t bother with churches, government buildings or city squares, if you ...

Insights From Hemingway

Barry Kibrick | Posted 06.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Barry Kibrick

Mariel Hemingway is the granddaughter of one of America's greatest writers Ernest Hemingway. With her memoir, Out Came the Sun, she shows how compassion, education, and understanding can take us all out of the darkness and into the light.

Why Hemingway

Peter Vaughn | Posted 05.26.2016 | Books
Peter Vaughn

Do not get caught up in the lack of political correctness that follows Hemingway into English Departments and book clubs everywhere. A good writer does not have to be a good guy.

On the Art of Living, or a Weekend in Paris

Yara Zgheib | Posted 06.16.2015 | Travel
Yara Zgheib

It is drizzling. Of course it is. The damp air smells of metro fumes and a hint of Terre d'Hermès as I painfully drag my suitcase up the stairs and onto le boulevard Saint Michel. I look around. Red lipstick stands out against the gray sky.

Hemingway's Stolen Quotation

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.14.2015 | Books
Lev Raphael

Wherever you look online, though, there's no specific attribution to a letter, diary, speech or book. So it might be something he never said. Doesn't it sound a bit too, well, life-affirming for Hemingway?

'The Assassin:' A Talk With Clive Cussler

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.02.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Clive Cussler is an adventure novelist and marine archeologist. His thrillers have reached The New York Times best-seller list more than 20 times. His books have been published in 40 languages in more than 100 countries.

Did Hemingway Really Say "Write Your Pants Off!"?

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.26.2015 | Books
Lev Raphael

You'll often read or hear the advice that writing is basically getting to it, sitting down and doing it, or more elegantly that 'The art of writing is the art of applying the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair.'

These Photos of Shelter Dogs as Famous Authors Are Awesome

Jen Reeder | Posted 03.15.2015 | Impact
Jen Reeder

I'm an English major, member of the Dog Writers Association of America, and big fan of animal rescue, so my heart did cartwheels when I heard about "Poetic Dogs."

A Farewell to Arms (1929): Giving Thanks...

Joseph Cooper | Posted 01.24.2015 | Books
Joseph Cooper

One wonders how Frederic Henry would handle the job of evacuating wounded from Syria, Iraq, or Afghanistan, 85 years after he was deployed to the World War One Italian front as an ambulance driver, by Ernest Hemingway, in A Farewell to Arms.

Flesh and Blood: A Fascinating Talk With Patricia Cornwell

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.12.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Patricia Cornwell is the internationally bestselling and award-winning author of 33 books, the most famous and widely read being the 22 novels of the "Kay Scarpetta" series.

Paris Journal: Raiders of the Lost Generation

Francis Levy | Posted 12.21.2014 | Travel
Francis Levy

Having propagated almost biblically, the descendants of the Lost Generation have become like a plague of locusts. You can't go anywhere in Paris without seeing Americans and just when you think you've located a bona fide Frenchman.

The Cat/Book Connection

Lissa Warren | Posted 12.08.2014 | Books
Lissa Warren

It has always been about cats for me. Cats and books, books and cats. In my mind the two are inextricably linked, and in college I set about immersing myself in any and all cat-related literature.

Of All The Gin Joints

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 11.24.2014 | Books
Savas Abadsidis

Bailey pillaged the Hollywood vaults of history, starting with the frontier days of silent film through the psychedelic 1970s to dig up the true and often surprising stories of 70 actors, directors and screenwriters. The book is completed by Hemingway's stylized portraits.