‘Hemingway’ Documentary Now Available on NPT

Hemingway, a three-part documentary series about the life of famous novelist Ernest Hemingway is now available. PBS produced this six-hour film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. In addition to exploring Hemingway’s profound and impactful literary legacy, the series also describes Hemingway’s adventures as a Red Cross volunteer during World War I, his struggles under the pressures of fame and public life, and his four complicated and passionate marriages.



Often considered the greatest American novelist, Hemingway’s life is illuminated in rich, expressive detail in this series. Hemingway fans will be excited to know that the film features exclusive images of Hemingway’s home in Cuba. The house was preserved exactly as he left it, down to the clothes in the closet and the toothbrush on the bathroom counter. This intimate look into Hemingway’s life provides a rare glimpse into the inspiration and production of his art.




The episodes, which follow Hemingway’s life chronologically, are titled “A Writer,” “The Avatar,” and “The Blank Page.” Hemingway is available now via the NPT streaming platform, NPT Passport.