Exclusive Interview: Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy Author Nicholas Reynolds

In 2011, Jennet Conant released the book A Covert Affair: Julia Child And Paul Child In The OSS, the real-life story of how the famous TV chef spent World War II working for the intelligence agency that became the CIA. But it seems Child wasn’t the only famous face pull a James Bond. In Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway’s Secret Adventures, 1935-1961 (hardcover, digital, audiobook), former CIA officer and CIA Museum historian Nicholas Reynolds details how the writer of The Old Man And The Sea and The Sun Also Rises worked for the Soviet Secret Service. But in talking to Reynolds about this non-fiction tome, he discussed how his book is not just a ripping yarn about what Hemingway did, but also delves into why.