Biography of playwright, activist Larry Kramer in the works

NEW YORK — The first biography of playwright and gay activist Larry Kramer will be written with the full support of the subject himself.

Bill Goldstein has been tapped to write the authorized biography by Henry Holt and Company. The book, not yet titled, will draw on interviews with Kramer; his husband, David Webster; friends and foes; as well as papers in Kramer's archives at Yale University. Goldstein will have complete editorial freedom.

Kramer, now 83, wrote "The Normal Heart" for the stage and the screenplay for "Women in Love." He's best known for his public fight to secure medical treatment, acceptance and civil rights for people with AIDS.

Goldstein is the author of "The World Broke in Two: Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, D.H. Lawrence, E.M. Forster and the Year That Changed Literature."

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