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Traveling Spain with Ernest Hemingway’s ghost

July 3, 2020

Like the title? It's basically the subject of author Ken Dortzbach’s debut novel “Finding Hemingway,” available on July 7. This story sends its protagonist Callie McGraw on a life-changing adventure after she receives a mysterious phone call from Ernest Hemingway. She begins packing her bags for the sun-kissed streets that night. Starting in Barcelona, Callie embarks on a six-month escapade of a lifetime, a whirlwind of Spanish food, wine, art and dancing, with a revolving cast of friends and lovers keeping her company in each new locale.

Ken and I talk about his own time in Spain and his many adventures there, as well as how a career in law prepared him (kinda) for writing a novel.