Wayne Koestenbaum

In addition to Hotel Theory (Soft Skull, 2007), Wayne Koestenbaum has published five books of nonfiction prose: Andy Warhol, Cleavage, Jackie Under My Skin, The Queens Throat (a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist), and Double Talk. He has also published a novel, Moira Orfei in Aigues-Mortes, and five books of poetry: Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films, Model Homes, The Milk of Inquiry, Rhapsodies of a Repeat Offender, and Ode to Anna Moffo and Other Poems. He wrote the libretto for an opera, Jackie O (music by Michael Daugherty). His essays and poetry have appeared in such anthologies as The Best American Essays, The Best American Poetry, and The Art of the Essay, and in such magazines as The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Harpers, Artforum, and The Paris Review. In 2002, Koestenbaum was elected as a member of the PEN American Centers Board of Trustees. He received his B.A. from Harvard, his M.A. (in Creative Writing) from Johns Hopkins, and his Ph.D. (in English) from Princeton. He is a Distinguished Professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center as well as currently a Visiting Professor in the painting department of the Yale School of Art. "



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