Edmund White was born in 1940. He is an American novelist, short-story writer and critic. He has received many awards and distinctions; among these, he is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, an Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is also a member of the faculty of Princeton University's Program in Creative Writing.
Inspired by Alice Adams' Invincible Summer, we've put together a list of what we consider to be the very best books about growing up.