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Edmund White

Edmund WhiteAKA Edmund Valentine White III

Born: 13-Jan-1940
Birthplace: Cincinnati, OH

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Joy of Gay Sex

Founder of Gay Men's Health Crisis. Diagnosed HIV+ in 1985.

Father: (businessman)
Mother: (child psychologist)

    High School: Cranbrook Academy
    University: Chinese, University of Michigan
    Professor: Johns Hopkins University (1977-79)
    Teacher: Columbia School of the Arts (1980-82)
    Professor: Brown University (1990-92)
    Professor: Princeton University (1998-)

    The Saturday Review Senior Editor (1972-73)
    Time-Life Books (1962-70)
    American Academy of Arts and Letters 1997
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1999
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1983
    Risk Factors: AIDS

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Author of books:
Forgetting Elena (1973, novel)
The Joy of Gay Sex (1977, nonfiction, with Charles Silverstein)
Nocturnes for the King of Naples (1978, novel)
States of Desire: Travels in Gay America (1980, nonfiction)
A Boy's Own Story (1982, novel)
Caracole (1985, novel)
The Beautiful Room Is Empty (1988, novel)
The Farewell Symphony (1997, novel)
The Married Man (2000, novel)

Wrote plays:
Blue Boy in Black (1963)

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