Meet and mingle with Ernest Hemingway's grandson

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John Hemingway told The Sun that bearing the famous name "Hemingway" has not opened any journalistic doors for him, and in fact may have raised the bar in expectations from publishers. He occasionally writes for various magazines on subjects such as economics, sports, fishing, and short stories. "The name has made things more difficult," he said. "It's a double-edged sword. They do look at your work."

Special to The Sun
Published: Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 03:55 PM.

Have you ever wished you could sit down and have a conversation with literary giant Ernest Hemingway?

Since the Nobel Prize-winning author is not available, many would also find a conversation with his grandson quite intriguing.

John Hemingway, son of Ernest's son Gregory, will be on hand Oct. 10 at Rosemary Beach.

Although born and raised in Miami , Hemingway has never visited the Florida Panhandle, he told The Sun.

Born in 1960, Ernest committed suicide in 1961, when John was 11 months old. He is often asked to talk about his famous grandfather, whom he never met, but feels like he understands.

He remembers being about 10 years old when he first heard of his famous grandfather, but the enormity of the name he carries and the legacy did not sink in until after he had graduated from college and was traveling in Europe in the 1980s.

While John knew about his grandfather's accomplishments early on, it was only later that he was hit by the fact that many people almost worshipped his grandfather.

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