Alexander Chee is the author of the novels Edinburgh and The Queen of the Night, and the essay collection How To Write An Autobiographical Novel, forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in April of 2018. He is a contributing editor at The New Republic, and an editor at large at VQR. He is winner of a 2003 Whiting Award, a 2004 NEA Fellowship in prose and a 2010 MCCA Fellowship, and residency fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the VCCA, Civitella Ranieri and Amtrak. He is an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College. American novelist, memoirist, and essayist Edmund White is the author of over 25 books, including The Joy of Gay Sex (1977) (written with Charles Silverstein), his trio of autobiographical novels, A Boy's Own Story (1982), The Beautiful Room Is Empty (1988), The Farewell Symphony (1997), and the most recent novel Our Young Man (2016).