San Francisco-based author Armistead Maupin was born in Washington, DC, but grew up in North Carolina. After graduating from the University of North Carolina, he served as a naval officer in Vietnam. After moving to California, in the early 1970s, Maupin began working as a journalist. In 1976, he launched the daily fictional column ‘Tales of the City’ in the San Francisco Chronicle. It proved so successful that it spawned a six-volume series, the first of which was the utterly fantastic (and we’re not biased…) Tales of the City. Read it and weep … literally. The author of 11 novels, his most recent books include The Night Listener and The Days of Anna Madrigal (published January 2014). Maupin lives in San Francisco with his husband, Christopher Turner.

‘TALES OF THE CITY’ SERIES: Tales of the City; More Tales of the City; Further Tales of the City; Babycakes; Significant Others; Sure of You; Michael Tolliver Lives; Mary Ann in Autumn; The Days of Anna Madrigal.


See also: John Irving; Amy Tan