News about Author Ernest Hemingway seems to ebb and flow throughout the years and the early part of this new year seems to have Mr. Hemingway back in the news on a variety of topics. First, the upcoming Andy Garcia movie about Hemingway seems to have sadly switched actors. They have gone from Sir Anthony Hopkins in the role of playing Hemingway (which I thought was right on) to Jon Voight. Andy Garcia will play Gregorio Fuentes, the boat captain who inspired the title character in his book The Old Man and The Sea. Mr. Garcia will direct the film from a screenplay he has written with Hemingway’s niece Hilary.
There was a nice article this month in The New York Times written by Charles McGrath, called A Mutable Feast. The article found here talks about a new collection of 2.500 pieces of material owned by Hemingway and found in Havana. The collection is now available at the Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. Also see related story here.