1940 – Born on January 13th in Cincinnati, Ohio. American writer of novels, short fiction, and nonfiction whose critically acclaimed work focuses on male homosexual society in America.
1962 – Educated at the University of Michigan.
– White taught writing seminars and creative writing at Columbia, Yale, New York, and George Mason universities.
– White worked for Time-Life Books.
1977-1993 – White’s nonfiction includes The Joy of Gay Sex (with Charles Silverstein), States of Desire: Travels in Gay America, and a biography of Jean Genet.
– His book States of Desire: Travels in Gay America was a travelogue which looked at gay life just before the devastation of the AIDS crisis.
– White’s novels and short-story collections are Forgetting Elena, Nocturnes for the King of Naples, Caracole, and Skinned Alive.
– With the publication of The Farewell Symphony, he completed an autobiographical trilogy that includes A Boy’s Own Story and The Beautiful Room Is Empty.