Edmund White has written some twenty books. In 2018, he received the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Career Achievement in American Fiction. He is perhaps best known for his biography of French writer Jean Genet, for which he won the National Book Critics Circle Award.
White is also the author of a trilogy of autobiographical novels ─ A Boy’s Own Story, The Beautiful Room is Empty, and The Farewell Symphony. He has written a novel about love in the AIDS era called The Married Man; Marcel Proust: A Life; a book about unconventional Paris called The Flaneur; and a biography of Arthur Rimbaud. His works of fiction include Chaos and Hotel de Dream. His most recent book is Inside A Pearl: My Life in Paris; in April 2016 his new novel, Our Young Man, was published.
A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, he lives in New York City. He’s currently working on a non-fiction book, That Unpunished Vice: Reading.