John Hemingway, grandson of Ernest Hemingway, will visit Cuba for the first time next week in the hopes of promoting marine conservation in the Florida Strait, reports La Prensa.
Ernest Hemingway spent nearly twenty years in Cuba, where he found inspiration for many of his novels, including The Old Man and the Sea, for which he received a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.
A nature enthusiast, Hemingway spent much of his time in Cuba fishing off of the coast of Havana. “The sea and fish were an enormous source of inspiration for him,” John Hemingway says. “The idea of this trip is to bring together marine biologists from the U.S. and Cuba to look for ways to better the conservation of the fish the Florida Strait.”
He hopes that the collaboration of scientists will also benefit the future of U.S.-Cuba relations.
Cuba Central – Center for Democracy in the Americas
September 5, 2014