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A. E. Hotchner


A.E. Hotchner is an American author and graduate of Washington University (LA and JD, 1940) who briefly practiced law in St. Louis. In 1942 he joined the United States Air Force and directed the London and Paris bureau of The Air Force Magazine from 1946 to 1948. After a period of freelance work in Paris from 1949 to 1950, Hotchner went to work for Cosmopolitan magazine as a feature writer from 1950 until 1954. He then returned to serious freelancing and sold stories and articles to well circulated magazines. Hotchner later wrote for television and the stage. A full length novel, The Dangerous American, was published in 1958, and his plays such as The White House were produced in New York. In 1955, he began various adaptations for stage and television of work by Ernest Hemingway. The two were friends until Hemingway's death in 1961. Papa Hemingway, Hotchner's controversial memoir, was published in 1966 by Random House.