Hilton Als Born 1960 Occupation Writer and Critic Hilton Als (born 1960) is an American writer and theater critic who writes for magazine. Als is a former staff writer for The New Yorker and former editor-at-large at The Village Voice magazine. Vibe Background and career [edit ]
Als was born in
New York City, with roots in Barbados. [1 ]
His 1996 book
The Women focuses on his mother Dorothy Dean, who raised him in Brooklyn, and Owen Dodson, who was a mentor and lover of Als. [2 ] [3 ] In the book, Als explores his identification of the confluence of his ethnicity, gender and sexuality, moving from identifying as a "Negress" and then an "Auntie Man", a [4 ] Barbadian term for homosexuals. His 2013 book [4 ] continued to explore race, gender, identity in a series of essays about everything from the White Girls AIDS epidemic to Richard Pryor's life and work.
Als received a
Guggenheim fellowship in 2000 for creative writing and the 2002–03 George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism. In 2004 he won the [5 ] Berlin Prize of the American Academy in Berlin, which provided him half a year of free working and studying in Berlin. He has taught at [6 ] Smith College, Wesleyan, and Yale University, and his work has also appeared in , The Nation , and the The Believer . New York Review of Books Awards and honors [edit ] Bibliography [edit ] References [edit ] ^ aalbc.com. ^ Fusco, Coco (Winter 1997), "The Women", BOMB (58) ^ Lee, Andrea (1997-01-05), "Fatal Limitations", New York Times ^ a b Bernstein, Richard (1997-01-01), "Feminine Mystique in the Eyes of an 'Auntie Man, '" New York Times , retrieved 2009-12-01 ^ Franklin Crawford (December 15, 2003), "Hilton Als, New Yorker critic, wins George Jean Nathan Award", Cornell Chronicle , retrieved September 3, 2014 ^ "Hilton Als - Holtzbrinck Fellow, Class of Fall 2004". American Academy in Berlin . Retrieved March 10, 2012. ^ Kirsten Reach (January 14, 2014). "NBCC finalists announced". Melville House Publishing . Retrieved January 14, 2014. ^ Admin (January 14, 2014). "Announcing the National Book Critics Awards Finalists for Publishing Year 2013". National Book Critics Circle . Retrieved January 14, 2014. External links [edit ]