The Key West Reader features 25 of the most insightful and entertaining works that resonate from Key West: an edited collection of the finest literary and poetic works about Key West or from writers who lived in, or were touched by their time in, the Florida island community. It is said that Key West hosts more writers per capita than any other place in the world. Whether that is a statistical truth or just a civic mood, it captures the reality that this is a Place, an Inspiration.
Some of the great writers in this fun anthology, for tourists and fans of literature alike, include Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Stephen Crane, Robert Frost, Joy Williams, John Hersey, Elizabeth Bishop, Hunter S. Thompson, John Dos Passos, and Alison Lurie.
Now presented in a quality digital format from Quid Pro, it includes active Table of Contents, proper formatting of text and poetry, and an explanatory introduction by the editor, George Murphy. Visitors to the island have routinely purchased this work from local gift shops and bookstores, or it has been ordered nationwide; now it can be easily downloaded in a proper eBook edition.