The Strand Magazine: Unpublished Ernest Hemingway Short Story
(The Strand Magazine: Unpublished Ernest Hemingway Short Story, also fiction by John Floyd, David Marcum and Elizabeth Creith and an exclusive interview with Jo Nesbø)
In our 55th issue, we’re proud to present an unpublished short story by Ernest Hemingway titled “A Room on the Garden Side.” The story is set at the Ritz Hotel in Paris and is narrated by a man named Robert, also referred to as “Papa.” It paints a vivid sketch of soldiers tired from war, yet hopeful for the future. Hemingway scholar Kirk Curnutt provides an afterward and looks at the historical and biographical context of this gem.
Among the other short stories in this issue, David Marcum challenges Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson with seemingly supernatural drawings in “The Problem of the Hindhead Minister.” John Floyd pairs a love-struck mechanic with a small-town femme fatale in “Foreverglow.” And in “To Talk to Freddie,” Elizabeth Creith sounds a warning to those who disregard closed signs on storefronts.
It’s our great pleasure to also share in this issue an exclusive interview with Jo Nesbø. The talented polymath offers his insights about playing soccer, writing, the banality of evil, Harry Hole, and the rich literary tradition of Norway.
We also have the scoop on the nominees for the tenth annual Strand Critics Awards. Lifetime Achievement Award winners Jonathan Gash and J.A. Jance both craft novels destined to become classics. More importantly, both are kind, generous, and great ambassadors for the world of crime writing.
We have book reviews of the latest mysteries, as well as a comprehensive summer audiobook list. You’re sure to find something to occupy you on those long road trips with the family. Our reviews this issue feature the latest novels by Walter Mosley, P.D. James, Joe R. Lansdale, Linwood Barclay, Jenny Milchman, and Linda La Plante.
The Strand Magazine continues to bring our readers the best in fiction, interviews with authors, book and audiobook reviews. In the past nine years we’ve featured unpublished works by writers ranging from Mark Twain, John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Raymond Chandler, H.G. Wells, Agatha Christie, Dashiell Hammett, Tennessee Williams, and Joseph Heller .
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Note: The Strand is publishing this work by kind permission of the Hemingway Estate and Scribner. We’d also like to acknowledge the many wonderful Hemingway scholars who have read and written about this short story over the years. We’re proud to bring the work to a wider audience and hope our readers will enjoy this short story by one of the greatest authors of 20th century.