The new, three-part Hemingway from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick premieres on WTTW and PBS April 5-7. Find more at wttw.com/hemingway.
What can we learn about Ernest Hemingway and his influential body of work from his childhood in Oak Park? Everyone's upbringing influences their life, whether they celebrate it or try to distance themselves from it, as Hemingway did. The first part of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's new documentary series Hemingway follows Hemingway's early development and literary success. On February 23, Burns and Novick joined WTTW to discuss Hemingway's childhood with Hemingway scholar Verna Kale and acclaimed author Tim O'Brien in a conversation moderated by WTTW's Paris Schutz (an Oak Park native, like Hemingway). Watch it below, and catch some sneak peeks of the documentary series.