Latest News and Announcements

Conversations on Hemingway: A Virtual Event Series

As we prepare for the release of Hemingway, a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, join the documentary team and their guests in some virtual conversations about different aspects of Hemingway's life and work.

Free-- OSU Book Club on Farewell to Arms tonight

Join us for the eighth event in our Book Club series, hosted by Department of English faculty, and enjoy conversation about some of the greatest novels of all time throughout the year. The featured books were the most popular titles selected by more than one hundred Department of English alumni in our “Top Ten Book List” survey.

Titles are available from your local library digital books program or your local book stores.


A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

Faculty Hosts:

In Memory of Scott Donaldson

The Ernest Hemingway Society is deeply saddened by the death of its former president, Scott Donaldson, who passed away at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, aged 92, on December 1, 2020.  A great biographer, critic, and scholar of American literature, Scott was a dear friend to many of us—loved for his brilliance, good humor, wisdom, and kindness.  Author of twenty-one books and more than a hundred articles and essays, Scott was a great teacher and a generous mentor to generations of young Hemingway scholars.  He will be deeply missed.

Houseguest: Hemingway

The "Houseguest: Hemingway" webinars are open to anyone interested in the life and works of Ernest Hemingway.  There is no fee and membership in the Hemingway Society is only required for the membership meeting webinar.

2020 PEN/ Hemingway Award Winner

Ruchika Tomar, A Prayer for Travelers (Riverhead)

Critically-acclaimed debut novelist Ruchika Tomar is the winner of the 2020 PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel, for A Prayer for Travelers (Riverhead).

Award citation:

PEN/Hemingway Award Ceremony April 5th

Coronavirus exposure actions:

The PEN/Hemingway festivities scheduled for April 5 are canceled and will be rescheduled for a later date (TBD).

The JFK Library, NARA (National Archives and Records Administration) and all Presidential Libraries, are closed to the public until further notice.