The Secret Lives of the Hemingway Wives
When: Mon 28 Apr 2014, 18.45-20.00
Where: Conference Centre, British Library
Price: £5, (£4 Over 60s) and £3
Today, Ernest Hemingway is remembered as one of the most gifted writers of the twentieth century. But he was also married to four extraordinary women: Hadley, Pauline, Martha and Mary. Told in four parts, Naomi Wood’s new novel Mrs. Hemingway tells the story of what it was to love – and be loved by – one of the most famous writers in the world. Set against the backdrop of Roaring Twenties Paris up until Cold War America, Mrs. Hemingway recovers each woman from Hemingway’ shadow, and gives a touching and balanced account of life with ‘Ernesto’. Naomi Wood will read from her novel, and explore in videos, photographs and personal testimony what we know of these women and the eras they lived in.
This event is sponsored by the Eccles Centre.