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Armistead Maupin is the author of the Tales of the City series. Born in 1944, Maupin enjoyed telling stories from the time he was a child.
Maupin became involved in journalism while he was at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduating, he began to work for a local television station. He served in the Navy, including in Vietnam. He moved to San Francisco in 1971, where he was given a position at the city’s bureau of the Associated Press.
Maupin’s first major work of fiction, Tales of the City, began as a serial in 1974, the year he came out. It was published as a novel in 1978. The series continued with five additional novels, including More Tales of the City, published in 1980, and Further Tales of the City, published in 1982.
With 1984’s Babycakes, Maupin became one of the first writers to deal with the issue of AIDS. In 2007, Maupin returned to the characters with his novel, Michael Tolliver Lives. This was followed by 2010’s Mary Ann in Autumn. The first three books of the series were adapted for television.
In addition to Takes of the City, Maupin has written two other novels. Maybe the Moon, published in 1992, and 2000’s The Night Listener. He has won a number of awards for his writing, and is also recognized as a gay right activist. He continues to live in San Francisco and is currently working on another Tales of the City novel.