Edmund White has written some twenty books. He is perhaps best known for his biography of French writer Jean Genet, for which he won the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is also the author of a trilogy of autobiographical novels ─ A Boy’s Own Story, The Beautiful Room is Empty, and The Farewell Symphony. He has written a novel about love in the AIDS era called The Married Man, a brief life of Marcel Proust and a book about unconventional Paris called The Flaneur. His most recent works of fiction are Chaos and Hotel de Dream. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, he teaches writing at Princeton and lives in New York City. He is currently at work on a brief life of Arthur Rimbaud.