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Writer AE Hotchner, friend to Hemingway, Newman, dead at 102

 

February 16, 2020



A.E. Hotchner, a well-traveled author, playwright and gadabout whose street smarts and famous pals led to a loving, but litigated memoir of Ernest Hemingway, business adventures with Paul Newman and a book about his Depression-era childhood that became a Steven Soderbergh film, died Saturday at age 102.

He died at his home in Westport, Connecticut, according to his son, Timothy Hotchner, who did not immediately know the cause of death.

A. E. Hotchner, known to friends as "Ed" or "Hotch," was an impish St. Louis native and ex-marbles champ who read, wrote and hustled himself out of poverty...



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