7 May 2024

Hemingway's life reimagined in Auckland lawyer's new novel

From Nine To Noon, 11:30 am on 7 May 2024

It's nearly 63 years since American novelist Ernest Hemingway died, yet his work - and his life - continue to fascinate. It's the subject of Dermot Ross's debut novel Hemingway's Goblet, - about a London-based lawyer called Nick Harrieson who discovers his grandfather had not only met the writer but may have inspired him. It comes as Nick's career as a law lecturer at a prestigious university hangs in the balance over his relationship with a student. The book explores relationships in the #MeToo era, with a look to Hemingway's reputation as a heavy drinker and womaniser. Dermot has worked as a corporate lawyer for 40 years, but had always wanted to write a novel. This one took him to the places Hemingway frequented in Spain.