P&P Live! Mark Kurlansky — The Importance of Not Being Ernest — with Mitchell Kaplan

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Monday, June 13, 2022 - 8:00pm

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This event is produced in partnership with Books and BooksBookPassageElliot Bay Book CompanyGibson's BookstoreHarvard Book StoreLeft Bank BooksThe King's English, and Village Books and Paper Dreams.

By a series of coincidences, Mark Kurlansky's life has always been intertwined with Ernest Hemingway's legend, starting with being in Idaho the day of Hemingway's death. The Importance of Not Being Ernest explores the intersections between Hemingway's and Kurlansky's lives, resulting in creative accounts of two inspiring writing careers. Travel the world with Mark Kurlansky and Ernest Hemingway in this personal memoir, where Kurlansky details his ten years in Paris and his time as a journalist in Spain--both cities important to Hemingway's adventurous life and prolific writing.

Mark Kurlansky was born in Hartford, Connecticut. After receiving a BA in Theater from Butler University in 1970, and refusing to serve in the military, Kurlansky worked in New York as a playwright, having a number of off-off Broadway productions, and as a playwright-in-residence at Brooklyn College. In the mid 1970s, he turned to journalism. From 1976 to 1991 he worked as a foreign correspondent for The International Herald Tribune, The Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, The Philadelphia Inquirer. Based in Paris and then Mexico, he reported on Europe, West Africa, Southeast Asia, Central America, Latin America and the Caribbean. His articles have appeared in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including The International Herald Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Miami Herald, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, Partisan Review, Harper’s, New York Times Sunday Magazine, Audubon Magazine, Food & Wine, Gourmet, Bon Apetit and Parade.

Mark will be in conversation with Mitchell Kaplan, the owner of Books & Books and co-founder of the Miami Book Festival.

Non Fiction
The Importance of Not Being Ernest: My Life with the Uninvited Hemingway (a Unique Ernest Hemingway Biography, Gift for Writers) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781642504637
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Published: Books & Books - May 31st, 2022