Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Trailblazer event: Edmund White for queerupnorth

Tuesday 15 May 07, 8pm

at Essential, Bloom Street, Manchester M1
Tickets: £9 (Subject to booking fee)

Booking: tel 0870 428 0785 or book online

A special appearance from one of America’s greatest living authors presented by queerupnorth and Manchester Literature Festival.

Edmund White’s semi-autobiographical trilogy (A Boy’s Own Story, The Beautiful Room is Empty and The Farewell Symphony) is one of the definitive chronicles of modern queer life. He’s also been acclaimed for his fiction novels, his short stories, and biographies of Jean Genet and Proust.

He’s particularly renowned for writing that combines frankness, poignancy and hilarity, from his memorable tales of coming out to his vivid depictions of living with HIV. He’ll talk about his life and his books, but he’ll also treat us to a special preview of his new novella Chaos in an evening that’s not to be missed.