8 of 15: In this photo released by the Florida Keys News Bureau, author and essayist Gore Vidal, left, delivers the keynote presentation Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, during the first session of the 27th annual Key West Literary Seminar in Key West, Fla. At right is Jay Parini, a poet and novelist who is Vidal's literary executor. Themed "Historical Fiction and the Search for Truth," the seminar is attracting more than three dozen authors and historians to the island where Nobel prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway made his home in the 1930s. The first session concludes Sunday and the second is set for Jan. 15-18. (AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Carol Tedesco) **NO SALES** (AP Photo/ Carol Tedesco)

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