Mailman Wins Hemingway Look-Alike Contest

Posted on July 29, 2005

Hemingway Look-Alike Contest WinnerReuters reports that Bob Doughty, 61, of Deerfield Beach, Fla., a U.S. Postal Service letter, has won the annual Sloppy Joe's Hemingway Look-Alike Contest. Doughty said that his favorite Hemingway book was The Old Man and The Sea.

The look-alike contest is part of the Key West's 25th annual Hemingway Days festival. Highlights of Hemingway Days include author readings and presentations, a playwright's one-man show exploring Hemingway's life, a book signing and the announcement of the winners of the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition. Lorian Hemingway, author of Walking Into the River, Walk on Water and A World Turned Over, has directed the short story competition since its inception in 1981. The granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, she has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, two National Book Awards and a PEN award.

Sloppy Joe's is a bar and restaurant located in Key West, Florida and some pictures of the competition and the contestants (many resembling Hemingway) can be found on Sloppy Joe's.