Armistead Maupin

Armistead Maupin

in Washington, D.C., The United States
May 13, 1944



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 as a reporter for a newspaper in Charleston, South Carolina, before being assigned to the San Francisco bureau of the Associated Press in 1971. In 1976 he launched his groundbreaking Tales of the City serial in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Maupin is the author of nine novels, including the six-volume Tales of the City series, Maybe the Moon, The Night Listener and, most recently, Michael Tolliver Lives. Three miniseries starring Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney were made from the first three Ta

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by Denise Petski April 24, 2018 10:50am Netflix has ordered a 10-episode limited series revival of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City. Production is expected to start later this year for premiere in 2019. As previously announced when the project … Continue reading →
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Average rating: 4.04 · 101,336 ratings · 6,532 reviews · 48 distinct worksSimilar authors
Tales of the City (Tales of...

4.05 avg rating — 29,870 ratings — published 1978 — 65 editions
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More Tales of the City (Tal...

4.19 avg rating — 12,362 ratings — published 1980 — 34 editions
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Further Tales of the City (...

4.13 avg rating — 10,230 ratings — published 1982 — 36 editions
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Babycakes (Tales of the Cit...

4.04 avg rating — 8,099 ratings — published 1984 — 30 editions
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Significant Others (Tales o...

4.06 avg rating — 6,721 ratings — published 1987 — 27 editions
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Sure of You (Tales of the C...

4.02 avg rating — 6,239 ratings — published 1989 — 12 editions
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Michael Tolliver Lives (Tal...

3.91 avg rating — 5,792 ratings — published 2007 — 31 editions
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Mary Ann in Autumn (Tales o...

3.98 avg rating — 4,775 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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The Night Listener

3.63 avg rating — 4,723 ratings — published 2000 — 35 editions
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The Days of Anna Madrigal (...

4.01 avg rating — 4,216 ratings — published 2014 — 20 editions
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Tales of the City More Tales of the City Further Tales of the City Babycakes Significant Others Sure of You Michael Tolliver Lives
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“Laugh all you want and cry all you want and whistle at pretty men in the street and to hell with anybody who thinks you're a damned fool!”
Armistead Maupin, More Tales of the City

“If you want to know who the oppressed minorities in America are, simply look at who gets their own shelf in the bookstore. A black shelf, a women's shelf, and a gay shelf.”
Armistead Maupin

“I know I can't tell you what it's like to be gay. But I can tell you what it's not. It's not hiding behind words, Mama. Like family and decency and Christianity.”
Armistead Maupin



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