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Ernest Hemingway Restoration Centre Opens in Cuba

The restoration centre built by the Cuban National Cultural Heritage Council and Finca Vigia Foundation of the United States is located on the 15-acre (6-hectare) property where Hemingway lived in a tree-shaded, airy Spanish-style home.  For more information, click here.

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 

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.