An lawyer wins Ernest Hemingway contest in Florida : NPR

Jon Auvil, heart, receives an Ernest Hemingway bust and congratulations after he received the 2022 Hemingway Glance-Alike Contest at Sloppy Joe’s Bar in Key West, Fla. Left of Auvil is Joe Maxey, the 2019 winner, and at proper is Fred Johnson, who received in 1986. It used to be Auvil’s 8th strive in the yearly contest.

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Jon Auvil, heart, receives an Ernest Hemingway bust and congratulations after he received the 2022 Hemingway Glance-Alike Contest at Sloppy Joe’s Bar in Key West, Fla. Left of Auvil is Joe Maxey, the 2019 winner, and at proper is Fred Johnson, who received in 1986. It used to be Auvil’s 8th strive in the yearly contest.

Andy Newman/Florida Keys Information Bureau by way of AP

KEY WEST, Fla. — Some got here in wool fisherman’s sweaters, and different contestants had sportsmen’s apparel. But it surely used to be the cream-colored sweater of lawyer Jon Auvil that stuck the attention of judges who awarded him the identify for many similar to writer and previous Key West resident Ernest Hemingway.

Auvil triumphed Saturday evening over 124 different contestants for the identify in the yearly Hemingway Glance-Alike Contest at Sloppy Joe’s Bar, the Key West status quo the place the writer used to be a normal patron all over his decade-long place of dwelling at the island within the Nineteen Thirties.

The look-a-like contest is a spotlight of Key West’s annual Hemingway Days party, which ended Sunday.

Auvil stated he stocks Hemingway’s pastime for fishing, has written some fiction and would find irresistible to do extra writing.

“Each and every guy desires to jot down like Hemingway,” stated Auvil, who lives in Dade Town, Florida, northeast of Tampa.

Whilst dwelling in Key West, Hemingway wrote classics, together with “For Whom the Bell Tolls” and “To Have and Have No longer.”