Armistead Maupin

"Tales of the City"

By Armistead Maupin
October 5, 2000 11:00PM (UTC)
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Armistead Maupin's "Tales of the City" has blazed a trail through popular culture--from a groundbreaking newspaper serial to a classic novel to a television event that millions watched around the world. The first of six novels about the denizens of the mythic apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane, Tales is both a wry comedy of manners and a deeply involving portrait of a vanished era.

Armistead Maupin is the author of "Tales of the City", "More Tales of the City", "Further Tales of the City", "Babycakes", "Significant Others", "Sure of You", and "Maybe the Moon." The novels in his Tales sequence have been made into television miniseries for both PBS and Showtime. Mr. Maupin currently lives in San Francisco.


"A consummate entertainer who has made a generation laugh...It is Maupin's Dickensian gift to be able to render love convincingly." -- Edmund White, Times Literary Supplement

Listen to an MP3 recording of Maupin reading from "Tales of the City," courtesy of HarperAudio.

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