Edmund White

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 “Charles Baudelaire spent 44,500 gold francs in two years. His mother turned off the money tap, or at least fitted a meter.” Photograph: Etienne Carjat/Getty Images

If you have ever gone strolling in Paris, the central part of it anyway, there is a good chance you were following the footsteps of Charles Baudelaire(...)

Ian Buruma, ex-editor of The New York Review of Books: writers say his departure represents ‘an abandonment of the central mission of the review, which is the free exploration of ideas’. Photograph: Vincent Tullo/The New York Times

Leading Irish writers John Banville, Colm Tóibín and Roy Foster, along with some of the biggest names in English letters, including Joyce Carol Oates,(...)

What was it about Samuel Beckett? In addition to writing fiction and plays that continue to absorb audiences and tease the imagination, the Nobel Laur(...)

Man Booker shortlist: David Szalay, Deborah Levy, Graeme Macrae Burnet, Otessa Moshfegh, Paul Beatty, and Madeleine Thien. Photographs: PA

Heralding the customary groans, cheers, sighs and gnashing of teeth the 2016 Man Booker shortlist has been announced and with it the six remaining gla(...)

 Colette at work about 1940. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Recently, American writer Edmund White remarked, not for the first time, that literary figures are far more respected in France than in the US. Whe(...)

American novelist Edmund White photographed in Dublin in June 2014. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

If survival is an art, it is one that the American writer Edmund White, famous since the publication of the powerfully autobiographical A Boy’s Own St(...)

American author and literary critic Edmund White  in Paris. Photograph: Ulf Andersen/Getty Images

The title should make admirers of Edmund White smile. Paris may well be White’s pearl, but he in fact is the real pearl, moving around inside an aloof(...)