Birth Date: January 13, 1940,
(New York: Random House, 1973). In French: Oublier
The Jox of Gay SexAn
Intimate Guide for Gay Men to the Pleasures of a Gay Lifestyle
(co-authored with Charles Silverstein,
New York: Crown, 1977).
for the King of Naples (New York: St. Martins Press,
1978; London: André Deutsch, 1979). In French: Nocturnes
pour le Roi de Naples.
of Desire: Travels in Gay America (New York: E.P. Dutton,
1980; London: André Deutsch, 1980).
Boys Own Story (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1982; London:
Picador, 1983). In French: Un Jeune
(New York: E. P. Dutton, 1985; London: Pan Books, 1986). In French:
Le Héros Effarouché.
Beautiful Room is Empty (New York: Knopf, 1988; London: Picador,
1988). In French: La Tendresse sur
Darker Proof: Stories from a Crisis (London: Faber, 1987;
New York: New American Library, 1988). In French: LEcharde.
The collection also contains stories by Adam Mars-Jones.
A Biography (New York: Knopf, 1993; London: Chatto & Windus,
1994; Paris: Gallimard).
Burning Library: Essays, editor David Bergman (New York: Knopf,
1994; London, Chatto, 1994). In French: La
Bibliothèque qui Brule.
Alive: Stories (New York: Knopf, 1995; Chatto, 1995). In French:
from Memory: People and Places in the Heart of Our Paris (London:
Pan, 1995). Published in the United States as Our
Paris: Sketches from Memory (New York: Knopf, 1995). Illustrations
by Hubert Sorin.
Farewell Symphony (London: Chatto, 1997; New York: Knopf,
1997). In French: La Symphonie des
Proust: A Penguin Life (New York: Viking/Lipper, 1999).
The Married Man
(New York: Knopf, 2000). In French: LHomme
A Stroll through the Paradoxes of Paris
(New York: Bloomsbury, 2001).
SELECTED PERIODICAL PUBLICATIONSUNCOLLECTED
Hundreds of book reviews
from the mid-1960s to the present in such publications as The
New York Times Book Review, The New York Review of Books, The
Washington Post Book World, The Nation, The Los Angeles Times
Book Review, Vogue (all in the United States). In Europe:
The Observer, The London Review of Books, The TLS, The Sunday
Times (the United Kingdom); and a few in Le Monde des Livres
and LExpress (France).
Dozens of articles
in and interviews granted to publications all over the world as
diverse as Poetry, Artforum, English Painter, Parkett, The Advocate,
Shenandoah, Time, The Paris Review, Christopher Street, The New
Yorker, and various Dutch, French, German, Italian, and Spanish
In the fall of 1996,
The Review of Contemporary Fiction devoted a number to
my work. Included were an interview with me, a previously unpublished
story I wrote in college, a checklist of my publications by David
Bergman, and numerous essays on my books by Diane Johnson, Felice
Picano, Neil Bartlett, Robert Gluck, Harry Mathews and others.
The Library Without
Walls, Shenandoah 33.3 (1982), 10-18; my contribution to a
literary symposium staged at George Mason University on 4 and
5 April 1982.
Earth: Living with AIDS in the 1980s." Life, (fall
1989): vol. 12, no. 12.
"Journals of the
Plague Years." The Nation (12 May 1997): 13-18.
"The Joy of Gay
Lit." Out (September 1997).
Introduction to A
Lunch Appointment by Denton Welch, (Elysium Press, 1994).
Introduction to the
Oxford University edition of Wildes Picture
of Dorian Gray, (1999).
Contribution to Lost
Classics, edited by Michael Ondaatje, et al., (Knopf Canada,
Introduction to Spontaneous
Mind, selected interviews of Allen Ginsberg, (Harper Collins,
Introduction to Lies:
A Diary by Ned Rorem, (Counterpoint, 2001).
Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction (London and Boston: Faber,
Editor: The Jean
Genet Reader (New York: Ecco, 1993).
Within Loss: Artists in the Age of AIDS (Madison: University
of Wisconsin, 2001).
Included in many anthologies,
Meanwhile in Another
Part of the Forest, edited by Alberto Manguel and Craig Stephenson
(Knopf Canada, 1994).
Art of the Story, edited by Daniel Halpern, 2000.
Fine Excess: Contemporary Literature at Play, edited by Kirby
Gann, et al., (Sarabande, 2001).
The Blueboy in Black,
Masque Theater, New York City, April 1963.
Studio, Leicester, November 1990; Riverside Studios, London, July
Cork, Ireland, September 1995.
1976, 1978, Fellowships
from the Ingram Merrill Foundation.
1982, The Award for
Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
1983, a Guggenheim
1993, made a Chevalier
(later Officier) de LOrdre des Arts et des Lettres
by the French government.
1994, National Book
Critics Circle Award for Genet.
1995-96, Critics 1
Choice Award, San Francisco Review of Books, for Skinned
1997, made a member
of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
1999, made a member
of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
2000, honorary doctorate,
State University of New York at Oneonta.
2000, prize of the
festival of Deauville (France) for entire body of work.
Award from the Publishing Triangle for The
professor at Johns Hopkins.
1980-82, adjunct in
Creative Writing at the Columbia School of the Arts.
1990-92, full professor
in English at Brown University.
From the mid 1970s
to 1982, gave courses at Yale, George Mason, Temple, and New York
1998, named tenured,
full professor of Creative Writing at Princeton.
1962-1970, staff writer
for Time-Life Books.
1972-73, senior editor
of The Saturday Review.
editor of Horizon.
director of the New York Institute for the Humanities.
1989, one of the five
jury members for the Booker Prize in England.
1997, one of the three
judges for the Spielvogel/Diamondstein award for the best book
of essays (a PEN award).
1999-2000, member of
the awards committee for the American Academy of Arts and Letters.