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Edmund White

Edmund White, who has written some 20 books, is perhaps best known for a trilogy of autobiographical novels concerning gay life in America ─ A Boy's Own Story, The Beautiful Room is Empty, and The Farewell Symphony. His definitive biography of French writer Jean Genet won the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is also the author of a novel about love in the AIDS era called The Married Man, Marcel Proust, a brief life of Proust, Rimbaud, a biography of Arthur Rimbaud, and a book about unconventional Paris called The Flaneur.  White’s recent works of fiction are Chaos and Hôtel de Dream. His latest book, City Boy, a memoir of New York in the 1970s, was recently nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award. He teaches Creative Writing at Princeton University.

Edmund White reads in the Writers at Newark Reading Series with James Salter on Tues., October 19, 2010 5:30-7 p.m., at the Paul Robeson Art Gallery.

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