8 May 2012

The curious case of the stolen Hemingway letters

This piece on the Hemingway letters reads like a short crime story! It has theft, prison, letters with incendiary content...
Letters by Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Morley Callaghan were stolen from a Toronto book dealer in 1993. these letters are now estimated to be worth $1 million and the dealer believes they are still out there.

The letters discuss one of the most famous fights in literary history (are there many?) — a 1929 boxing match in Paris between Hemingway and Callaghan, during which Hemingway was bloodied, then knocked to the mat.



  1. Thanks for this - what a great story! It's so sad though, that poor man who had them in his shop - I hope his wish of finding the thief before he dies is fulfilled.
    Love your new blog layout as well!

  2. I know! I really hope it does get solved before he dies - I thought that was the saddest part of the whole thing really.

    Thanks! We decided it was time to be a bit snazzier! :)