I had the privilege of seeing A.E. Hotchner at the Southport Pequot Library a couple weeks ago courtesy of WSHU. He talked about Hemingway in Love, his new memoir, in Hemingway's words for the most part. It describes the crucial situation between Hadley, Ernest, and Pauline, hinted at in earlier biographies and A Moveable Feast, but never described in full. The interview was recorded for the radio, and I asked one of the three questions to Mr. Hotchner, namely for him to describe the differences and similarities of Hemingway and Paul Newman, since he was good friends with both of them. Everyone seemed to like that question.
Hotchner is 95 years old, and still smart as a whip. It was an impressive performance. I hope I am still going that strong in fifty years, and telling stories to generations hence.