Edmund is one of the best writers of my generation; he is certainly the contemporary American writer I reread more than any other… John Irving
Chairperson: Colm Tóibín Edmund White is one of America's most prolific and esteemed writers. He is also a peerless chronicler of contemporary gay life, experience and culture. Throughout his career, White has assumed numerous voices and literary identities. As a novelist, he ranges from confessional yearning and sensual hedonism (A Boy’s Own Story; The Beautiful Room Is Empty) to easy and urbane erudition (The Flaneur and Hotel de Dream). He is also an acclaimed biographer (of Jean Jenet, Arthur Rimbaud and Marcel Proust), a dazzling memoirist (City Boy) and a witty and incisive cultural commentator. His latest book Jack Holmes and His Friend is a beautifully sculpted exploration of sexuality and sensibility in late 20th-century New York.
Join Edmund White and Colm Tóibín for an evening of lively, literate and convivial conversation