Fact: The Idaho property that was home to literary legend Ernest Hemingway during his final years has been added to the list of America's National Register of Historic Places. The writer bought the Ketchum home in 1959 and penned his final works, A Moveable Feast and The Dangerous Summer, there before committing suicide in the main entryway in 1961. It was already under the ownership of the Nature Conservancy, but has now been deemed worthy of preservation by federal government officials.
Fact: Sean Penn is in talks to bring the life story of MAX PERKINS, the eccentric literary editor who oversaw the release of works by F. SCOTT FITZGERALD and Ernest Hemingway, to the big screen. The Oscar winner will star as the former editor-in-chief of New York publishing house Scribner in the forthcoming film GENIUS, an adaptation of 2008 biography Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Fact: <p>One of US novelist Ernest Hemingway's favourite hotel haunts has been destroyed in a fire in the Bahamas. The blaze broke out yesterday morning (13JAN06) at the Complete Angler on the island of Bimini, 160km (100miles) off Florida. </p>