Mark Kurlansky - The Importance of Not Being Ernest: My Life with the Uninvited Hemingway

Monday, June 13, 7pm CT / 8pm ET
Exclusive Online Event - Book Purchase or RSVP to gain admission

Left Bank Books and Books & Books with Miami Book Fair + independent bookstores welcome acclaimed & award winning author
Mark Kurlansky,
for a special virtual event to celebrate the release of
The Importance of Not Being Ernest: My Life with the Uninvited Hemingway,
in an exclusive online event at 7pm CT / 8pm ET on Monday, June 13th.
Kurlansky will be in conversation with Books & Books owner Mitchell Kaplan.
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from Left Bank Books or RSVP to gain access to the event & support authors and independent bookstores!
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If you are not able to attend live, a recording will be available a few days after the event for people who have purchased the book.
 
 
 
 
 
Mark Kurlansky was born in Hartford, Connecticut. After receiving a BA in Theater from Butler University in 1970--and refusing to serve in the military--Kurlansky worked in New York as a playwright, having a number of off-off Broadway productions, and as a playwright-in-residence at Brooklyn College. He has worked many other jobs, including as a commercial fisherman, a dock worker, a paralegal, a cook, and a pastry chef. In the mid-1970s he turned to journalism, and from 1976 to 1991 he worked as a foreign correspondent for The International Herald TribuneThe Chicago TribuneThe Miami Herald, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Based in Paris and then Mexico, he reported on Europe, West Africa, Southeast Asia, Central America, Latin America, and the Caribbean. His articles have appeared in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including The Philadelphia InquirerThe Miami HeraldThe Chicago TribuneThe Los Angeles TimesTimeThe New York Times and many more. He has had 35 books published including fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. His books include HavanaCodSaltPaperThe Basque History of the World1968The Big Oyster, among other titles. He has received the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Bon Appetit's Food Writer of the Year Award, the James Beard Award, and the Glenfiddich Award. He lives in New York City.
 
Mitchell Kaplan is the owner of Books & Books and co-founder of the Miami Book Fair.
 

An Ernest Hemingway Biography Like No Other

"For all that's already been written about Hemingway, The Importance of Not Being Ernest illuminates his life and works in ways not seen before." --Sigrid Nunez, National Book Award winner and author of The Friend and What Are You Going Through

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. 

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Books: 
The Importance of Not Being Ernest: My Life with the Uninvited Hemingway (A unique Ernest Hemingway biography, Gift for writers) By Mark Kurlansky Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781642504637
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Books & Books - May 31st, 2022

Salt: A World History By Mark Kurlansky Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780142001615
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Penguin Books - January 28th, 2003

World Without Fish By Mark Kurlansky, Frank Stockton (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mark Kurlansky, Frank Stockton (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780761185000
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Workman Publishing Company - November 4th, 2014

The Unreasonable Virtue of Fly Fishing By Mark Kurlansky Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781635578751
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - April 26th, 2022

Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World By Mark Kurlansky Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780140275018
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Published: Penguin Books - July 1st, 1998

Paper: Paging Through History By Mark Kurlansky Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393353709
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 23rd, 2017

The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell By Mark Kurlansky Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780345476395
Availability: Backordered
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - January 9th, 2007

Milk!: A 10,000-Year Food Fracas By Mark Kurlansky Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781632863836
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - May 7th, 2019