Hemingway Project Interviews
My interest in Hemingway is fairly new, but surprisingly fierce. To prepare for a trip to Spain, I re-read A Moveable Feast, and that was when I truly fell in love with Hemingway. (I have fallen out of love with him a few times too, but more about that later). On my trip I happened to be in more than one place where people were debating Hemingway and his work. These were spontaneous conversations that included American, Australian, Spanish, and French people of both genders. The passion and intensity of these conversations was as if the handsome Mr. Hemingway had just been there last week, not eighty years ago!
This experience got me started, and as I brought up Hemingway in conversation, I realized that people loved to talk about him. My goal for this blog is to explore the relationship we have with Hemingway and his work. Hemingway is a perfect subject because when we interact with him, we are inspired not only by his writing and his life, but also his myth. All of these qualities make Hemingway, and the people who love him, an interesting subject. The interviews give me a chance to explore Hemingway’s impact person by person.
If this blog were a photograph, Hemingway would certainly be in it, but not at the center. In the center are you and I; people who read about him and make him part of our own life’s story. I hope my interviews can portray the breadth and depth of his influence on people from all walks of life. There is no doubt that I will often be interviewing people who know much, much more about Hemingway than I do. We all agree that his life was extraordinary, but some of the stories of people’s relationship to him today are equally interesting to me. I have really enjoyed these interviews and have been amazed at the depth of feeling people bring to the subject of Hemingway.
Interview – Bob Orlin, Painter
Interview – Brian Gordon Sinclair, Hemingway on stage
Interview – David Lansing, Travel Writer
Interview – David Meeker, Nick Adams & Co. Rare Books
Interview – Denise C on The Lost Generation
Interview – Hannah Miet, Fuck yeah, Hemingway!
Interview – John Sanford on Hemingway’s early life
Interview – Joseph Grant, Writer
Interview – Kiril Sokoloff, on Alice Sokoloff
Interview – Marty Peterson – Hemingway from Cuba to Idaho
Interview – Mike Curry, Hemingway in Key West