Since reading his first Hemingway novel in 1986, Robert Wheeler has been a Hemingway enthusiast. Robert was moved by the humanistic writing of the man—a writer capable of transcending his readers to foreign settings and into the hearts and minds of his protagonists. Hemingway and his work have inspired Robert to travel throughout France, Italy, Spain, Africa, and Cuba, where he has sought to gain insight into the motivation behind Hemingway’s books and short stories. As a teacher, lecturer, and photojournalist, Robert first set out to capture and interpret the Paris that Ernest Hemingway experienced in A Moveable Feast. Through his journals and photographs, Robert portrayed the intimate connection Hemingway had with the woman he never stopped loving, Hadley, and with the city he loved most, Paris. In his latest book, Hemingway’s Havana: A Reflection of the Writer’s Life in Cuba, Robert illustrates the beauty of the people and the island setting that most captivated and inspired Hemingway.
Robert lives in New Castle, New Hampshire, with his wife, Meme, and daughters, Emma and Helen.