Professor Edmund White lectures at a special event at UoN on 27th May
Professor Edmund White will speak on ‘My Life in Creative Writing: from Forgetting Elena (1973) to Inside a Pearl (2014)’ in the Grand Hall, Newton Building on Tuesday 27th May 2014, at 14.30. This event has limited capacity, and is open to the public as well as to all students and other members of the University. You are strongly encouraged to come early, to hear and ask questions of this acclaimed author.
Edmund White is American’s pre-eminent author of gay male fiction, memoir and biography, with a global reputation for some 29 literary works published to date – from the auto-fictional trilogy of novels A Boy’s Own Story (1982), The Beautiful Room is Empty (1988) and The Farewell Symphony (1997), to acclaimed lives of Jean Genet (1993), Marcel Proust (1999) and Arthur Rimbaud (2008), and the memoirs My Lives (2005), City Boy (2009) and now Inside a Pearl (2014). Celebrated by writers from Vladimir Nabokov to Susan Sontag, and from John Irving to Alan Hollinghurst, he is also the recipient of numerous literary awards. White is also an Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, as recognised by the French state, as well as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He presently heads the Department of Creative Writing at Princeton University.”
Professor Edmund White lecture, Tuesday 27th May; 14.30; Newton Grand Hall (open to all, inc. public).