Edmund White’s novels include Fanny: A Fiction, A Boy’s Own Story, The Farewell Symphony, and A Married Man. He is also the author of a biography of Jean Genet, a study of Marcel Proust, The Flâneur: A Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris, and, most recently, his memoir, My Lives. Having lived in Paris for many years, he is now a New Yorker and teaches at Princeton University. He was also a member of The Violet Quill, a gay writer’s group that met briefly from 1980-81.

Books in order of publication:

Fiction

  • Forgetting Elena (1973)
  • Nocturnes for the King of Naples (1978)
  • A Boy’s Own Story (1982)
  • Caracole (1985)
  • The Beautiful Room Is Empty (1988)
  • Skinned Alive: Stories (1995)
  • The Farewell Symphony (1997)
  • The Married Man (2000)
  • Fanny: A Fiction (2003)
  • Chaos: A Novella and Stories (2007)
  • Hotel de Dream (2007)
  • Jack Holmes and His Friend (2012)
  • Our Young Man (2016)
  • A Saint from Texas (2020)

Plays

  • Terre Haute (2006)

Nonfiction

  • The Joy of Gay Sex, with Charles Silverstein (1977)
  • States of Desire (1980)
  • The Burning Library: Writings on Art, Politics and Sexuality 1969-1993 (1994)
  • The Flâneur: A Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris (2000)
  • Arts and Letters (2004)
  • Sacred Monsters (2011)

Biography

  • Genet: A Biography (1993)
  • Marcel Proust (1998)
  • Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel (2008)

Memoir

  • Our Paris: Sketches from Memory (1995)
  • My Lives (2005)
  • City Boy (2009)
  • Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris (2014)
  • The Unpunished Vice: A Life of Reading (2018)
  • Anthologies
  • The Darker Proof: Stories from a Crisis, with Adam Mars-Jones (1987)
  • In Another Part of the Forest: : An Anthology of Gay Short Fiction (1994)
  • The Art of the Story (2000)
  • A Fine Excess: Contemporary Literature at Play (2001)