Travels with Hemingway’s Keeper
In a discussion full of anecdotes and asides, Michael Katakis talks to Laura Jean McKay about the hard-living, muscular-writing master wordsmith that was Hemingway, his own love of travel, and how his two great loves influence his own creative work –as well as a detour into his thoughts on American politics and society.
Katakis is a man of many talents: he’s a travel writer, photographer, and manager of Ernest Hemingway’s literary estate. With Hemingway’s son, Patrick, he works to protect the integrity of the great man’s legacy – a job that takes him around the globe.
Laura Jean McKay is the author of Holiday in Cambodia (Black Inc. July 2013), which was shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards. Her writing has been published in Best Australian Stories, Sleepers Almanac, the Big Issue, Women of Letters and The Lifted Brow.
Michael Katakis has authored a number of books, including Despatches, The Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial and, as editor, Sacred Trusts: Essays on Stewardship and Responsibility and Excavating Voices: Listening to Photographs of Native Americans.