Jean Genet

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Director Todd Haynes on the set of Wonderstruck. Photograph: Mary Cybulski, Amazon Studios & Roadside Attraction

I’ve been bumping into Todd Haynes for years. We know each other well enough that he can offer two thumbs up to my shirt. “That colour of pink – it g(...)

Joan Wasser has never hidden behind oblique lyrics, but her sixth album may be her most soul-baring yet. On this Thomas Bartlett-produced collection, (...)

One restaurant in the West End was so desperate, a waiter said, that they had taken on English staff. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

It was one of those in-between hours in the late afternoon and my favourite restaurant in Chelsea was more deserted than usual but as unwelcoming as e(...)

The bisexual novelist and memoirist Violette Leduc was born in 1907, the illegitimate offspring of a maid and her employer. Ledoc’s education was i(...)

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(...)

Brendan Behan with Jackie Gleason in Gleason’s dressing room in 1960. Photograph: Walter Albertin / Library of Congress

In 1960, shortly after the announcement that his play The Hostage was transferring to Broadway, Brendan Behan was having a drink in a Dublin pub with (...)

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(...)