TKE presents ONLINE | Mark Kurlansky | The Importance of Not Being Ernest: My Life with the Uninvited Hemingway

TKE joins Books & Books (Miami, FL) and other independent bookshops around the country to present journalist and author Mark Kurlansky, who will discuss his new book, The Importance of Not Being Ernest: My Life with the Uninvited Hemingway. Kurlansky will be in conversation with Books & Books founder Mitchell Kaplan.

This ticketed, virtual event will take place on Zoom and you must reserve your ticket on Eventbrite here. There are two ticket options: FREE and $35. Your $35 ticket includes a hardcover copy of The Importance of Not Being Ernest, an autographed bookplate and shipping and handling. We can only ship books within the U.S. Books will be shipped after the event.

About the book:

Discover Hemingway's biography through the eyes of a fellow author and journalist. New York Times bestselling author of Salt, Mark Kurlansky turns his historical eye to the life of Ernest Hemingway. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, The Importance of Not Being Ernest shows the huge shadow Hemingway casts.

The perfect gift for writers. By a series of coincidences, Mark Kurlansky's life has always been intertwined with Ernest Hemingway's legend, starting with being in Idaho the day of Hemingway's death. The Importance of Not Being Ernest explores the intersections between Hemingway's and Kurlansky's lives, resulting in creative accounts of two inspiring writing careers. Travel the world with Mark Kurlansky and Ernest Hemingway in this personal memoir, where Kurlansky details his ten years in Paris and his time as a journalist in Spain--both cities important to Hemingway's adventurous life and prolific writing.

Paris, Basque Country, Havana and Idaho. Get to know the extraordinary people he met there--those who had also fallen under the Hemingway spell, including a Vietnam veteran suffering from the same syndrome the author did, two winners of the Key West Hemingway look-alike contest, and the man in Idaho who took Hemingway hunting and fishing.


Event date: 
Monday, June 13, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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