Books by Christopher Bram

THE ART OF HISTORY by Christopher Bram
NON-FICTION
Released: July 5, 2016

"Though Bram teaches at NYU, there's no hint of academic stuffiness in a book that offers the joy of reading as well as praising it."
An amiable stroll through selected works of history and historical fiction, showing how the lines between them blur and how each can inform the other. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 2, 2012

"An educative mixture of analysis, celebration, description, disappointment, disdain and, finally, love."
Novelist and Guggenheim Fellow Bram (Exiles in America, 2006, etc.) charts the emergence of gay writers, decade by decade, from the mostly-closeted 1940s to the whole-house present. Read full book review >
EXILES IN AMERICA by Christopher Bram
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A carefully crafted effort to bring some rather specialized relationships into the mainstream."
The comfortable marriage of a gay couple is tested by a new friendship with a complex foreign couple. Read full book review >
LIVES OF THE CIRCUS ANIMALS by Christopher Bram
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Slick, smart, and funny."
Straight and gay lives share the stage in a good-natured Broadway valentine refreshingly free of theatrical excess. Read full book review >
THE NOTORIOUS DR. AUGUST by Christopher Bram
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

A deeply felt novel about the "crimes" of love that ultimately brings fresh meaning to that tired phrase "family values." Read full book review >
GOSSIP by Christopher Bram
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 1997

"In hindsight, the story seems at least as subtle as it is slow. (Author tour)"
Bram, whose last novel (Father of Frankenstein, 1995) focused on Hollywood in the 1930s, makes a bold, imaginative leap with considerable skill in this new tale, taking on gay involvement in the '90s Republican comeback in Washington. Read full book review >
FATHER OF FRANKENSTEIN by Christopher Bram
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 1995

"A lumbering, toothless monster."
The fictionalized last days of James Whale, the gay Hollywood director who made Show Boat and Frankenstein, are uncompellingly and clunkily rendered by Bram (Hold Tight, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >
ALMOST HISTORY by Christopher Bram
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 27, 1992

"Some of this is programmatic, but Bram convincingly re-creates a historical moment from a gay perspective."
Bram's fourth novel (In Memory of Angel Clare, 1989, etc.) dramatizes 35 years in the life of a career diplomat who comes out of the closet; the backdrop consists of political intrigue in the Philippines during the Marcos era. Read full book review >