Armistead Maupin

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Armistead Maupin and Laura Linney: how we made Tales of the City
‘I thought we were going to make history with our same sex kiss. And we did. There were protests all over America – and a bomb threat in Chattanooga’

Interviews by Stuart Jeffries

04, Oct, 2021 @1:12 PM

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Ian McKellen: UK government 'underestimated' public on Covid lockdown
At live-streamed event, actor says people weren’t trusted ‘to be grown up’ and follow restrictions during coronavirus outbreak

Chris Wiegand

12, Aug, 2020 @9:47 PM

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The best books about new beginnings
Uplifting titles from Tara Westover’s memoir Educated to Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City offer escape and inspiration

Jenny Colgan

17, Feb, 2020 @7:02 AM

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Armistead Maupin: ‘Being gay liberated me’
The Tales of the City writer, 75, tells Richard McClure about his Trump-supporting brother, losing friends to Aids and glaring at people in restaurants

Richard McClure

08, Jun, 2019 @1:00 PM

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Why Tales of the City is still a revolutionary show
Armistead Maupin’s creation has been rebooted for a new generation. Laura Linney and its makers talk LGBTQ life on TV

Rebecca Nicholson

01, Jun, 2019 @9:00 AM

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From Tales of the City to Tipping the Velvet: top 10 books about coming out
Novelist Kate Davies picks the best books about a task that never happens just once

Kate Davies

20, Feb, 2019 @10:23 AM

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Book clinic: what are the best titles for LGBTQ+ representation?
Armistead Maupin, Jeanette Winterson and a host of other good writers have brought gay literature into the mainstream

Hannah Jane Parkinson

10, Mar, 2018 @6:00 PM

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Tim Adams’s best biographies of 2017
From rock’n’roll to Anthony Powell via a crop of memoirs, there’s something for everyone in the year’s life studies

Tim Adams

03, Dec, 2017 @2:00 PM

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Armistead Maupin: ‘I wrote the memoir to show I had made a journey from darkness’
The books interview: the Tales of the City author on his past as a closeted young conservative and his fears over America’s ‘fascist regime’

Paul Laity

20, Oct, 2017 @11:00 AM

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Logical Family: A Memoir by Armistead Maupin review – in search of a second family
The Tales of the City author relives the pain of his parents’ struggle to accept his sexuality in this lively autobiography

Tim Adams

08, Oct, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Reading group: which book about gay life should we read in August?
To mark the 50th anniversary of decriminalisation in the UK, please help choose a novel to mark the occasion. There are hundreds to choose from

Sam Jordison

01, Aug, 2017 @12:53 PM

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The week in radio: Randy Newman’s America; Wimbledon; Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City: The Days of Anna Madrigal
The grizzly American songwriter proved as compelling in conversation as he is on record, while Mrs Madrigal was rooted in the past

Miranda Sawyer

09, Jul, 2017 @7:00 AM

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