208 Friday 3 March, 1.30pm-2.30pm Al Ras 1, InterContinental
“John Hemingway’s incisive and moving portrayal cases the Nobel Prize-winning author’s work in a startling new light. The Hemingway Legacy will never be the same.” – poet John Lyons
Author and translator John Hemingway is blessed and cursed with a famous family – his grandfather was the brilliant but tormented Ernest Hemingway; his father was Ernest’s troubled youngest son Gregory. Both men suffered from bipolar disorder and had an antagonistic relationship that coloured John’s relationship with his father.
In his powerful memoir Strange Tribe, John confronts his family’s legacy by delving into the letters between Ernest and Gregory and explores how his own childhood in Miami and Montana shaped the man he has become.