Date with a Legend

Date with a Legend
Fifty years after taking his own life, traces of Ernest Hemingway’s challenging existence remain intact and were remembered in the 13th International Colloquium dedicated to his life and work.

Date with a LegendThe Ambos Mundos Hotel, located at the intersection of Mercaderes and Obispo Streets in Old Havana, sheltered one of the most controversial writers of the 20th century. Journalist Hemingway was awarded the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Old Man and the Sea and the following year, won the Nobel Prize for literature for the work of a lifetime.

This same hotel hosted the 13th International Colloquium dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Hemingway’s death and the official declaration of Cuban heritage for Finca Vigia (Lookout Farm), the farm on the outskirts of Havana where the writer lived for 20 years.

The event was also the 85th anniversary of the publication of his novel The Sun Also Rises (published in London under the name Fiesta), written in 1925.