Edmund White

From Illinois Authors
Jump to: navigation, search

General Information

Name: Edmund White

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction

Born: 1940 in Cincinnati, Ohio


Website: www.edmundwhite.com

Email: N/A


Illinois Connection

When White was seven years he moved to Evanston with his mother and sister.

Biographical and Professional Information

Edmund White is a novelist, writer of memoirs and an essayist on literary and social topics. He lives in New York and teaches at Princeton.

White is one of the best-known writers in gay fiction though his works also include non-fiction and fiction on a wide variety of themes. He has won acclaim from both gay and mainstream literary critics. Along with the books he has written, he also edited the book, Loss Within Loss: Artists in the Age of AIDS in 2001 and compiled the anthology Fresh Men: New Voices in Gay Fiction with Don Weise in 2004.

Published Works

  • Forgetting Elena, Knopf, 1973
  • The Joy of Gay Sex, Simon & Schuster, 1977
  • Nocturnes for the King of Naples, St. Martin's Griffin, 1978
  • States of Desire: Travels in Gay America, Dutton, 1980
  • A Boy's Own Story, Vintage, 1982
  • Caracole, Vintage, 1985
  • The Beautiful Room is Empty, Vintage, 1988
  • The Darker Proof: Stories from a Crisis, Plume, 1988
  • The Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction, Faber and Faber, 1992
  • Genet: A Biography, Vintage, 1993
  • The Burning Library, Vintage, 1994
  • Our Paris: Sketches from Memory, Knopf, 1994
  • Skinned Alive, Vintage, 1995
  • The Farewell Symphony, Vintage, 1997
  • Marcel Proust, Viking, 1999
  • The Married Man, Knopf, 2000
  • The Flâneur, Bloomsbury, 2001
  • Fanny, A Fiction, Harper Collings, 2003
  • Arts and Letters, Cleiss, 2004
  • My Lives, Ecco, 2005
  • Terra Haute, Methuen Drama, 2006
  • Chaos, Running Press, 2007
  • Hotel de Dream, Ecco, 2007
  • Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel, Atlas, 2008
  • City Boy, Bloomsbury, 2009
  • Sacred Monsters, Magnus, 2011
  • Jack Holmes & His Friend, Bloomsbury, 2012
  • Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris, Bloomsbury, 2014

Titles at Your Library

THE JOY OF GAY SEX

ASIN: B000XQ4RRS
Release Date: 1977


Nocturnes for the King of Naples

ISBN: 0312022638
Release Date: 1988-07-15

Find on World Cat


States of Desire: Travels In Gay America

ISBN: 0525222359
Release Date: 1980-02-06

Find on World Cat


A Boy's Own Story

ISBN: 0375707409
Release Date: 2000-05-30

Find on World Cat


Caracole (Vintage International)

ISBN: 067976416X
Release Date: 1996-05-28

Find on World Cat


The Beautiful Room Is Empty: A Novel

ISBN: 0679755403
Release Date: 1994-10-04

Find on World Cat


The Darker Proof: Stories from a Crisis (Plume)

ISBN: 0452260701
Release Date: 1988-04-28

Find on World Cat


The Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction

ISBN: 0571129080
Release Date: 1992-10

Find on World Cat


Genet: A Biography

ISBN: 0679754792
Release Date: 1994-10-04

Find on World Cat


The Burning Library: Essays

ISBN: 0679754741
Release Date: 1995-10-31

Find on World Cat


Our Paris: Sketches from Memory

ISBN: 0679441662
Release Date: 1995-10-24

Find on World Cat


Skinned Alive: Stories

ISBN: 067975475X
Release Date: 1996-05-28

Find on World Cat


The Farewell Symphony

ISBN: 0679754768
Release Date: 1998-09-01

Find on World Cat


Marcel Proust

ISBN: 0670880574
Release Date: 1999-01-01

Find on World Cat


The Married Man

ISBN: 0375400052
Release Date: 2000-05-30

Find on World Cat


The Flaneur: A Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris

ISBN: 1582341354
Release Date: 2001-03-21

Find on World Cat


My Lives: An Autobiography

ISBN: 0066213975
Release Date: 2006-04-11

Find on World Cat


Terre Haute (Modern Plays)

ISBN: 0713687940
Release Date: 2007

Find on World Cat


Chaos: A Novella and Stories

ISBN: 0786720050
Release Date: 2007-05-22

Find on World Cat


Hotel de Dream: A New York Novel

ISBN: 0060852259
Release Date: 2007-09-04

Find on World Cat


Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel

ISBN: 1934633151
Release Date: 2008-11-17

Find on World Cat


Sacred Monsters

ISBN: 1936833115
Release Date: 2012-01-10

Find on World Cat


Jack Holmes and His Friend: A Novel

ISBN: 1608197034
Release Date: 2012-01-24

Find on World Cat


Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris

ISBN: 1608195821
Release Date: 2014-02-11

Find on World Cat


Literary Awards

The Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1982

Chevalier (later Officier) de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government, 1993

Made a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1997

Made a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1999

Prize of the Festival of Deauville (France), Entire body of work, 2000

The Beautiful Room is Empty

  • Lambda Literary Award for Gay Men's Fiction, 1988

Genet

  • National Book Critics Circle Award, 1994
  • Lambda Literary Award for Gay Men's Biography/Autobiography, 1993

Skinned Alive

  • Critics 1 Choice Award, San Francisco Review of Books, 1995-96

The Married Man

  • Ferro-Grumley Award from the Publishing Triangle, 2001

Fresh Men: New Voices in Gay Fiction

  • Lambda Literary Award for Anthologies, 2004

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

External Links

Edmund White on WorldCat

Editing

This page can only be edited by Illinois Center for the Book staff, this author or this author's representatives. Please contact us for access.