A. E. Hotchner

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A. E. Hotchner
Born
Aaron Edward Hotchner

(1917-06-28)June 28, 1917
DiedFebruary 15, 2020(2020-02-15) (aged 102)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materWashington University (A.B.), (J.D.)
OccupationWriter
Spouse(s)Geraldine Mavor (1949-1969; her death)[1]
Ursula Robbins (1970-1995; divorced)[2]
Virginia Kiser (m. 2003)[3][4]

Aaron Edward Hotchner (June 28, 1917 – February 15, 2020)[note 1] was an American editor, novelist, playwright, philanthropist and biographer.[6]

Hotchner was an editor, biographer, novelist and playwright. In 1948, he met Ernest Hemingway, and the two were close friends until Hemingway's death in 1961. Hotchner is best known for Papa Hemingway, his 1966 biography of Hemingway, whose work he had also adapted for plays and television.

Hotchner's play Sweet Prince was produced Off-Broadway in 1982, at the Theater Off-Park, starring Keir Dullea and Ian Abercrombie.[7]

Hotchner died on February 15, 2020 in Westport, Connecticut at the age of 102.[8]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Not 1920, as was often seen, though that is a date he himself has used.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Author's Wife Dies at 51 in New York", The Calgary Herald, January 9, 1969.[1] Accessed 2015-07-14
  2. Rosenberg, Joyce M. - "A.E. Hotchner: From Hemingway to Newman's Own Salad Dressing", Associated Press, March 17, 1988.[2] Accessed 2015-07-14
  3. Buckley, Cara - "And the Parrot Said, 'Bonjour'", The New York Times, May 28, 2010.[3] Accessed 2015-07-14
  4. Encyclopedia.com - Contemporary Authors, A.E. Hotchner.[4] Accessed 2015-07-14
  5. Barron, James (August 26, 2018), "He's 101, Unless He's Only 98. And He Just Wrote Another Novel.", The New York Times, retrieved August 26, 2018
  6. "A.E. Hotchner" Archived September 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine HarperCollins website. Accessed February 21, 2013.
  7. Rich, Frank - "Hotchner's 'Sweet Prince'", New York Times, September 25, 1982.[5] Accessed 2015-07-14
  8. A. E. Hotchner, Writer and Friend of the Famous, Dies at 102

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