Mariel Hemingway is planning to release both a memoir and a young adult novel this April.
Known by many for playing Woody Allen’s young love interest in his 1979 film Manhattan, her memoir is titled Out Came the Sun, with the grim subtitle: “Overcoming the Legacy of Mental Illness, Addiction, and Suicide in My Family.” It “shares in candid detail the story of her troubled childhood,” as well experiences with “‘world-class’ film-makers and actors.”
Her YA novel is also based on her life, and will be titled “Invisible Girl” and will recount what growing up a Hemingway was really like, in diary form.
As the publisher has stated, seven members of the Hemingway family have committed suicide, most notably literary man’s man and Pulitzer Prize winner Ernest Hemingway. Mariel Hemingway has previously published a cookbook, two books on fitness and a memoir on her experience with yoga.
Both novels will be published by Simon & Schuster and will be released on April 7th.