Authors Key West Guesthouse was conceived to honor the literary masters who lived and worked in quaint, colorful Key West. Born from this idea is our enchanting bed and breakfast, a compound of historic Conch-style houses, suites, and rooms, hidden beneath trees and tropical foliage surrounding our inviting Dipping Pool/Spa. Conveniently located near the Historic Seaport, the Ferry Terminal, and many of our island's most popular activities.
Here's a nod to each of the Authors and important historical figures that make Authors Guesthouse a perfect piece of paradise!
Lillian Hellman,one of America's leading female playwrights, is best known for such classics as The Little Foxes, The Children's Hour, and Watch on the Rhine.
Margaret Truman,President Truman's daughter, enjoyed Key West as her father did and became a well-known mystery novelist.
John James Audubon,naturalist and painter, was one of the most renowned residents of the Florida Keys. He was the author of Audubon's Florida and The Birds of America. Some of Audubon’s most famous paintings were done at the Key West home of Capt. John Geiger, now the Audubon House and Gardens.
Harry Truman, our 33rd president, cherished the tranquility of Key West and spending time on the island.
Ernest Hemingway, won the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature and, “Papa” as he was often called, was most well known for The Snows of Kilimanjaro and For Whom the Bell Tolls. He was known to pound out many of his stories on his typewriter while in Key West.
James Leo Herlihy, author of Midnight Cowboy, acquired an intense love of Key West and used it as a setting for many of his short stories. Herlihy could often be found in the company of his mentor, Tennessee Williams, strolling the quiet streets of Key West, or swimming off the White Street pier at sunset.
Margaret Truman, President Truman's daughter, enjoyed Key West as her father did and became a well-known mystery novelist.
Carson McCullers, was only 23 when her first novel, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, became a literary sensation. She was fond of her special writing time here in Key West.
Tennessee Williams: Relax beneath a cool Bahama fan and read A Streetcar Named Desire or Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, two of the many plays written by this Pulitzer Prize winning author.
Enjoy our perfect piece of paradise!