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JAN 28, 2013 - Gothamist

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Draft Of Hemingway's 1954 Nobel Prize Speech Discovered At The NYPL

In the back of a book called Thirty Years by John P. Marquand, Ernest Hemingway penned (or, more accurately, penciled) the draft of the speech he would deliver upon receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. The book is now one of the many treasures in the Rare Book Division of The New York Public Library, and when we dropped by recently rare books curator Michael Inman took it out for us. Inman noted that when he first found it he wasn't sure what was so special about the Marquand book until he looked in the back. It's there that Hemingway wrote a draft of his speech, which shows a ... Read More

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