John Hemingway

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John Patrick Hemingway
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John Hemingway (right) in 2011
Born John Patrick Hemingway
1960 (age 56–57)
Occupation Author
Children 2

John Patrick Hemingway (born 1960) is an American author, whose memoir Strange Tribe: A Family Memoir examines the similarities and the complex relationship between his father Gregory Hemingway and his grandfather, the Nobel Laureate Ernest Hemingway; in particular it addresses the issue of his father's cross-dressing and sex reassignment and its connection to Ernest Hemingway.

Hemingway moved to Milan, Italy in 1983, where he pursued a writing and translating career. His articles have appeared in several Italian newspapers such as l'Unità and Libero.

Hemingway is currently working on a collection of short stories.

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As revealed in his memoir, Strange Tribe, Hemingway had a difficult childhood. His father suffered from bipolar disorder and his mother, Alice Thomas, is schizophrenic. Hemingway spent his early years being shuffled from one home to another, and dealing with his dysfunctional family. He eventually went to study history and Italian at U.C.L.A. and after graduating moved to Italy, as a way of distancing himself from his troubled family background. One of the unresolved questions for him was how his father, a cross-dresser and transsexual, could fit with the image that the public has of his grandfather as an icon of male masculinity. The macho myth surrounding his grandfather was in fact only half the story.[citation needed]

After leaving Italy and spending a year in Spain, Hemingway now lives with his two children in Montreal, Canada.

John Patrick Hemingway received the VIII Kukuxumusu Guiri del Año Award at Key West on June 19, 2011. This award is bestowed each year on a foreigner in acknowledgement of his passion and fervor for Sanfermin fiestas and his connection with the popular fiestas in Iruñea/Pamplona.

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