A. E. Hotchner Books

Easton Press A. E. Hotchner books

Blown Away - signed first edition - 1990
Shameless Exploitation - Paul Newman and A.E. Hotchner - signed first edition - 2003

About A. E. Hotchner

A. E. Hotchner, whose full name is Aaron Edward Hotchner, was an American author, editor, biographer, and playwright. He was born on June 28, 1920, in St. Louis, Missouri, and passed away on February 15, 2020.

Hotchner had a diverse career that spanned various literary genres. He is perhaps best known for his close friendship with and biographical works about the iconic American author Ernest Hemingway. Hotchner's most notable book in this regard is "Papa Hemingway," a biography of Hemingway published in 1966, which provides a personal and intimate look at the life of the famous writer.

Apart from his work on Hemingway, A. E. Hotchner wrote numerous other books, including novels, plays, and non-fiction works. Some of his notable works include:

The Man Who Lived at the Ritz (1981) - This novel is a fictionalized account of the last days of the Hotel Ritz in Paris during the German occupation in World War II.

King of the Hill (1973) - This coming-of-age novel is set during the Great Depression and follows a young boy named Aaron as he faces various challenges and navigates life in a St. Louis boarding house.

Doris Day: Her Own Story (1975) - A biography of the legendary actress and singer Doris Day, co-written with Day herself.

Choice People (1952) - Hotchner's debut novel, a satirical exploration of the lives of the wealthy elite in post-World War II America.

In addition to his writing, A. E. Hotchner was involved in the world of theater. He co-founded the Newman's Own food company with actor Paul Newman in 1982, using the profits to fund charitable endeavors through the Newman's Own Foundation.

A. E. Hotchner's diverse contributions to literature, biography, and drama reflect a career marked by creativity and a wide range of interests. His friendship with Ernest Hemingway and his various literary and business ventures have left a lasting impact on the cultural landscape.

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