Ohioana Fiction Book Award: 2012
Cleveland Heights OH
For The Paris Wife
The Paris Wife is the story of a Midwestern boy and girl, Ernest Hemingway and Hadley Richardson, who met, fell in love, married, and moved to Paris.
Through Hadley’s eyes we see a young sensitive man who blossoms into one of the most influential writers of the 20th century.
Paula McLain has stated, “I first came to know Hadley in the pages of A Moveable Feast, Hemingway's remarkable memoir of his years in Paris.
His reminiscences of Hadley were so moving that I decided to seek out biographies of her life - and that's when I knew that I'd found something special. Her voice
and the arc of her life were riveting. She's the perfect person to show us a side of Hemingway we've never seen before - tender, vulnerable, and very human - but she's also
an extraordinary person in her own right.”
Paula McLain, a California native, received an MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan. She is the author of two
collections of poetry, as well as a memoir and novel. She has numerous fellowships and awards including a MacDowell Colony fellowship,
grants from Ohio Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, and in September 2011 she received the Cleveland
Arts Prize for Literature. McLain and her family live in Cleveland Heights.
Paula McLain website