Sioux City Woman Wins Hemingway Short Story Contest
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — An Iowa woman has won the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition. The award is the literary highlight of Key West's annual salute to Ernest Hemingway.
Amelia Skinner Saint of Sioux City earned $1,500 and publication for "Ship Full of Beasts," chosen from 1,331 submissions.
Lorian Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway's granddaughter, said Saint's story explores what happens when children raised in poverty turn their rage outward.
Hemingway Days honors the literary legacy of the late author who lived in Key West throughout the 1930s. It marks the 113th anniversary of his birth.
Saturday's events include a Running of the Bulls spoof and finals of a Hemingway look-alike contest.
Michael Groover, husband of Food Network personality Paula Deen, is among the contenders. Deen is watching the competition at Sloppy Joe's Bar.
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