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1944: American writer Ernest Hemingway (1899 - 1961) travelling with US soldiers, in his capacity as war correspondent, on their way to Normandy for the D-Day landings. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

1944: American writer Ernest Hemingway (1899 – 1961) travelling with US soldiers, in his capacity as war correspondent, on their way to Normandy for the D-Day landings. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

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KEY WEST (CBSMiami/AP) — A British scholar and writer won the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition as a part of Key West’s Hemingway Days celebration.

Lizzy Welby of London earned $1,500 for “The Breakers,” announced Friday night as the best of 938 American and international submissions.

Lorian Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway’s granddaughter, said Welby’s story was among the most moving and exquisitely rendered in the contest’s 34-year history. It focuses on a French shipwreck and the islanders who must deal with victims’ bodies washing ashore.

Hemingway Days celebrates the literary legacy and vigorous lifestyle of the author who lived in Key West in the 1930s.

Saturday’s events include the culmination of the “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest and the Running of the Bulls, Key West’s whimsical response to its namesake in Pamplona, Spain.

Hemingway Days “Running Of The Bulls” Hits Streets Of Key West

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