Wayne Koestenbaum (b. 1958, U.S.) is a poet, critic, novelist, artist and performer. He has published twenty books, including Figure It Out (Soft Skull Press, 2020), Camp Marmalade (Nightboat Books, 2018), My 1980s & Other Essays (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013), The Anatomy of Harpo Marx (University of California Press, 2012), Humiliation (Picador, 2011), Hotel Theory (Soft Skull Press, 2011), Circus (Soft Skull Press, 2004), Andy Warhol (Open Road Media, 2001), Jackie Under My Skin (Plume, 1995), and The Queen’s Throat (Poseidon Press, 1993), which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award. In 2020 he received an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. His first collection of short fiction, The Cheerful Scapegoat, will be published in March 2021 by Semiotext(e). His literary archive is at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Koestenbaum is a Distinguished Professor of English, French, and Comparative Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He currently lives and works in New York.
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