Search results for tag: Ernest Hemingway

The 35th Annual Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest

They love it when you call them Big Papa. Around this time every year Key West is set upon by mature, heavy-set men with full beards in khakis. Why? It’s time for the annual Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest! Hemingway lived in Key West during the 1930s and local bar Sloppy Joe’s, where Hemingway would often be found holding up the bar, has been holding the contest for an incredib... Read more

by | July 25, 2015

GUEST BLOG: Ernest Hemingway and the Girl from the Bush by Nicole Alexander

I often wish I’d been born a man. This statement has nothing to do with the perceived favouritism that is touted in relation to the world of publishing but instead is a reflection on the practicalities of being a fourth-generation grazier in the male-dominated world of agriculture. I’m pretty sure that this desire to be more than hands-on, on-farm can partly be attributed to Ernest Hemingway, w... Read more

by | August 20, 2012

The Ultimate Imaginary Literary Dinner Party Guest List: Guest Two, The Debater

Thank you, you have filled the first place at my table, The Drunkard. You have chosen Ernest Hemingway. A brilliant choice. As you know, now that the Olympics are behind us I want to celebrate the intellect. And to do so I am going to host my very own dinner party. An imaginary dinner party, with some of the greats of literature. But my imaginary dinner must be a small intimate affair. I want t... Read more

by | August 14, 2012

Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Paula McLain author of The Paris Wife Ten Terrifying Questions ——————————– 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? I was born in Fresno, California in 1965. After being abandoned by both parents in 1970, my two sisters and I wer... Read more

by | April 1, 2011

Rebecca Lim, author of Mercy, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Rebecca Lim, author of Mercy, Ten Terrifying Questions ——————– 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? I was born in Singapore but raised and schooled in marvellous Melbourne, Australia. I speak a kind of terrible, pidgin Mandarin Chinese around my rel... Read more

by | November 30, 2010

You always said you’d read Hemingway – here’s your chance.

Ernest Hemingway is more than a writer… He is a name, an entity, an icon in the same manner as those other American giants Marilyn Monroe, JFK, George Washington and Henry Ford. All of whom are instantly recognisable, as names… but what do we really know of them? In the particular case of Ernest Hemingway I feel confident in saying that most people know very little about the real Er... Read more

by | July 28, 2010

All Great Libraries Must Start Somewhere

I have the greatest of luxuries – a personal library of over 5000 wonderful books. But I wouldn’t have been able to amass such a delicious collection if I had been forced to pay retail! All of Booktopia’s fiction titles are reduced by at least 10% – everyday, all year round. But we also have thousands of titles reduced by up to 80%! Here is a small selection of literary ... Read more

by | May 28, 2010