The Principles & Practices of Biography

  Carl Rollyson is one of America’s leading biographers, having published fourteen biographies, and he has a weekly interview podcast.  Carl asked me to be a guest interviewer on his podcast to interview him and Carol Sklenicka, another highly regarded...

Following Hemingway in Madrid

  I was in Spain following in the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway and his fourth wife, Mary Welsh, researching a book called Hemingway’s Widow. When I got to Madrid I googled “Hemingway in Madrid” finding a story in the New York Times about the author’s visits to...

HEMINGWAY’S CUBAN WEDDING

Next week I am making a presentation based on Chapter 9 of Hemingway’s Widow at the conference at Santa Fe College, in Gainesville, Florida.  Mary was reluctant to have a relationship with Ernest, let alone marry him, as is revealed in her journals and diaries...