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Armistead Maupin

Biography

Armistead Maupin

Armistead Maupin was born in Washington, D.C., in 1944 but grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. A graduate of the University of North Carolina, he served as a naval officer in the Mediterranean and with the River Patrol Force in Vietnam. Maupin worked briefly as a reporter for a newspaper in Charleston, South Carolina, before being assigned to the San Francisco bureau of the Associated Press in 1971. The climate of freedom and tolerance he found in his adopted city inspired him to come out publicly as homosexual in 1974. Two years later, he launched his “Tales of the City” serial in the San Francisco Chronicle, the first fiction to appear in an American daily for decades.

Maupin is the author of nine novels, including the Tales of the City series, MAYBE THE MOON, THE NIGHT LISTENER and MICHAEL TOLLIVER LIVES. Three miniseries starring Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney were made from the first three novels in the Tales series. THE NIGHT LISTENER became a feature film starring Robin Williams and Toni Collette.

He lives in Santa Fe with his husband, the photographer Christopher Turner.

Armistead Maupin

Books by Armistead Maupin

by Armistead Maupin - Fiction

THE DAYS OF ANNA MADRIGAL, the ninth and final novel in Armistead Maupin’s classic Tales of the City series, follows one of modern literature’s most beloved and indelible characters --- Anna Madrigal, the transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Lane --- as she embarks on a road trip that will take her deep into her complicated past.

by Armistead Maupin - Fiction

 

It’s been 20 years since Mary Ann Singleton left her family in San Francisco to pursue a TV career in New York. But now personal calamities have driven her back home to her oldest friend, forcing her to take stock of her mistakes.