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Key West Sketches

Writers at Mile Zero

Carey Winfrey (Editor), William Wright (Preface by)


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Library Binding (8/22/2023)


An eclectic collection by writers who have lived, worked, and played in Key West, Florida. Key West has long been America's most vibrant writers' colony, tracing its writerly roots to Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Robert Frost, John Hersey, Richard Wilbur, James Merrill, and Elizabeth Bishop. More recently, Thomas McGuane, Robert Stone, Judy Blume, Robert Richardson, Ann Beattie, Philip Caputo, Alison Lurie, and Meg Cabot have added their luster to the island's literary heritage. This collection includes a treasure trove of more than sixty essays, reminiscences, musings, and poems about Key West. It features the town's best-known writers: Lurie, Blume, Caputo, Cabot, McGuane, Beattie, Shames, Lee Smith, Frank Deford, Phyllis Rose, Glenn Frankel, Joy Williams, Barbara Ehrenreich, Billy Collins, and on and on.

Blair, 9781958888056, 350pp.

Publication Date: August 22, 2023

About the Author

Carey Winfrey is a veteran American journalist who has worked in a number of media outlets through his career including Time, the New York Times, WNET, and CBS Cable, among others. He was the founding editor of Memories magazine and the former editor-in-chief of Cuisine, American Health, and Smithsonian magazines. He is a part-time resident of Key West.