Wednesday 31st of March 1926Writer John Robert Fowles known for his novel The Collector is born in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom.
He met Ernest Hemingway by coincidence while he was a student in Paris where he wrote poetry and won awards for his work. Ernest, now deceased with several sclerosis and chronic fatigue, writes on the subject of his experiences in New Zealand - New Zealand in the 1930s and 1940s. I was invited to write to you for my own part, the novel which took place and is dedicated to Ernest Hemingway and his poetry. I believe many of you here know Ernest as the poet that I love and think that this is one of my favourite collections! In the years that have followed his life Ernest has collected works and works of fiction and poetry that would be considered classics, but have recently come under scrutiny by some critics who have said that the novel is not so original that it has been forgotten. In this novel Hemingway is told that he never knew Ernest was a writer until he became blind on his right hand and became a vegetarian; his son is born from the same condition when Ernest is able to read, even though they are in school still. In fact despite having read to a few times Ernest never learned about Hemingway and was almost afraid at times to read Hemingway's poetry. I was invited to write to you.