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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Charlotte Talks Conversation With Armistead Maupin


Charlotte Talks is headed to Hickory for a conversation with pioneering LGBT author Armistead Maupin.

The North Carolina-raised writer will join Mike Collins at Lenoir-Rhyne University as part of its Visiting Writers Series.

Maupin has been credited with changing how LGBT persons are portrayed in literature through his "Tales of the City" serial in the 1970s in the San Francisco Chronicle, and the

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Tales of the City (Tales of...

4.02 avg rating — 38,347 ratings — published 1978 — 76 editions
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More Tales of the City (Tal...

4.20 avg rating — 15,448 ratings — published 1978 — 37 editions
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Further Tales of the City (...

4.14 avg rating — 12,579 ratings — published 1982 — 37 editions
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Babycakes (Tales of the Cit...

4.06 avg rating — 9,860 ratings — published 1984 — 29 editions
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Significant Others (Tales o...

4.07 avg rating — 8,186 ratings — published 1987 — 30 editions
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Sure of You (Tales of the C...

4.04 avg rating — 7,515 ratings — published 1989 — 32 editions
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Michael Tolliver Lives (Tal...

3.94 avg rating — 7,028 ratings — published 2007 — 34 editions
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Mary Ann in Autumn (Tales o...

4.01 avg rating — 5,935 ratings — published 2010 — 21 editions
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The Days of Anna Madrigal (...

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The Night Listener

3.66 avg rating — 5,287 ratings — published 2000 — 7 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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