Edmund White

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Birthday
13, 1940
Birthplace
Cincinnati, OH
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
13, 1940 (age 79)
Birthplace
Cincinnati, OH

About

An American novelist, essayist, and memoir writer, he is best known for The Joy of Gay Sex, a sex manual for men who have sex with men. His memoirs include A Boy's Own Story (1982) and The Farewell Symphony (1997).

Before Fame

He graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Chinese studies and subsequently worked as a freelancer for Newsweek.

Trivia

He published his first novel, Forgetting Elena, in 1973.

Family Life

He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and he grew up in Chicago, Illinois. For many years, he lived with his partner, Michael Carroll.

Associated With

His novel, Terre Haute, features a character based on Gore Vidal.