Armistead Maupin

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Armistead Maupin

American writer, best known for his Tales of the City series of novels, set in San Francisco add

Category: Literature

Born in 1944.

Countries: United States (50%), California (19%), United Kingdom (13%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Tales of the City (TV miniseries), Derek Jarman, Associated Press

Linked to: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly, HarperCollins




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Armistead Maupin was born in 1944 add something


Maupin worked at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina , a station managed by future U.S. Senator Jesse Helms, who delivered the station's well-known editorial segments throughout his management of the station in the 1960s add something


Mimi Farina - She has a cameo appearance in the Armistead Maupin novel "Tales of the City", set in San Francisco in the 1970s


Maupin's work on a Charleston newspaper was followed with an offer of a position at the San Francisco bureau of the Associated Press in 1971 add something


He says he had known he was gay since childhood, but didn't have sex until he was 26 and only decided to come out in 1974 when he was about 30 add something


"Tales of the City" is a series of novels, the first portions of which were published initially as a newspaper serial starting on August 8, 1974, in a Marin County newspaper, "The Pacific Sun", picked up in 1976 by the "San Francisco Chronicle", and later reworked into the series of books published by HarperCollins add something


The first of Maupin's novels, entitled "Tales of the City", was published in 1978 add something


Five more followed in the 1980s, ending with the last book, "Sure of You", in 1989 add something


Antony Root - In 1989 he joined Working Title Television as Head of Production where he produced "Lorna Doone" , Derek Jarman's "Edward II" and Armistead Maupin's "Tales of the City"


Tales of the City (TV miniseries) - "'Tales of the City"' is a 1993 television miniseries based on the first of the "Tales of the City" series of novels by Armistead Maupin


He collaborated on "Anna Madrigal Remembers", a musical work written by Jake Heggie and performed by choir Chanticleer and mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade on August 6, 1999, for which Maupin provided a new libretto add something


Sundance Film Festival - "The Night Listener" has been adapted into a movie that was screened at the Sundance Film Festival in late January 2006 and released by Miramax the following August add something


A seventh novel published in 2007, "Michael Tolliver Lives", continues the story of some of the characters add something


Prior to the 2007 release of "Michael Tolliver Lives", Maupin had been quoted on his website as saying that another "Tales of the City" novel was unlikely add something


The book was released on June 12, 2007, declared 'Michael Tolliver Day' by the mayor of San Francisco add something


It was followed by an eighth volume, "Mary Ann in Autumn", published in 2010 add something


In April 2010, it was announced that a theatrical musical version of "Tales of the City" would debut in May 2011 add something


Tales of the City - In December 2011 Maupin confirmed that he was working on a further Tales of the City novel, The Days of Anna Madrigal add something


In 2012 Maupin purchased the home of shoe designers Lynne and Dennis Comeau in Tesuque, NM. add something


It was followed in January 2014 by The Days of Anna Madrigal, which Maupin says will be the final novel in the series add something


Michael Cunningham - In April 2018, it was announced that Cunningham would serve as consulting producer for a revival of the "Tales of the City" miniseries, which is based on Armistead Maupin's book series of the same name