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A. E. Hotchner
Aaron Edward Hotchner

(1917-06-28)June 28, 1917
Died February 15, 2020(2020-02-15) (aged 102)
Nationality American
Alma mater Washington University (A.B.), (J.D.)
Occupation Writer
Spouse(s) Geraldine Mavor (1949-1969; her death)
Ursula Robbins (1970-1995; divorced)
Virginia Kiser (m. 2003)

Aaron Edward Hotchner (June 28, 1917 – February 15, 2020) was an American editor, novelist, playwright, philanthropist and biographer.

Hotchner was an editor, biographer, novelist and playwright. In 1948, he met Ernest Hemingway, and the two were close friends until Hemingway's death in 1961. Hotchner is best known for Papa Hemingway, his 1966 biography of Hemingway, whose work he had also adapted for plays and television.

Hotchner's play Sweet Prince was produced Off-Broadway in 1982, at the Theater Off-Park, starring Keir Dullea and Ian Abercrombie.

Hotchner died on February 15, 2020 in Westport, Connecticut at the age of 102.

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