Edmund White

Edmund White is a 2010 National Book Critics Circle finalist for his memoir City Boy. He is also the author of many works, including the autobiographical novel A Boy’s Own Story and a popular travel book The Flaneur. He was a recipient of the Lambda Literary Foundation’s 2009 Pioneer Award in recognition of his tremendous contribution to LGBT literature.

Mr. White lives in New York City and teaches in the creative writing program at Princeton University.

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There is a wonderful creaminess in the writings of Edmund White. A smoothness, an opalescence.

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“. . . there is a bit of the mystic, of real magic to the whole of Inside a Pearl and all its component parts.

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“Edmund White who wrote The Beautiful Room Is Empty. Edmund White who gave us A Boy’s Own Story as well. It is as if he owes it to us to always excel.

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“In the Spring of 2012 a new novel from Edmund White entitled Jack Holmes and His Friend, is upcoming. The reader hopes that with this new work of fiction Mr.

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Edmund White, who will turn 70 in 2010, is the grand old man of American gay literature.