David Leavitt

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My essay on Palo Alto, Malcolm Harris’s Palo Alto, and Sam Bankman-Fried has just been published by The New Yorker.

On January 19, I will be inaugurating the 20th edition of the William B. Crawley Lecture Series with a talk on Alan Turing.

Congratulations to Fabio Cremonesi, winner of the Capalbio International Translation Prize for his Italian translation of my novel The Lost Language of Cranes.

On July 18th, I read with Alessandro Piperno, Khadija Abdalla Bajaber, and others at the 2022 Festival Letterature in Rome.

On July 2nd, in Orbetello, Italy, I was given the Orbetello Book Prize “as a tribute to the author’s career.”

On July 1st, I took part in the Isola della Storie literary festival in Gavoi, Sardinia.

On June 19th, in Palermo, I was awarded the Premio Nino Gennaro at the Sicilia Queer 2022 International New Visions Film Fest.

Read my review of Andrew Holleran’s new novel on Book Post.

Read my review of Niven Govinden’s new novel in The New York Times Book Review

This fantastic exhibit of paintings by queer artists, curated by Edwin Oostmeijer, opens July 23rd, 2021 in Amsterdam. Included in the catalogue is my essay “My Gay Friendships.”

Crosswords, grief, and my mother.

Francine Prose reviews Shelter in Place.

Read an excerpt from Shelter in Place on Literary Hub.

The website Literary Hub has named Shelter in Place one of the Best Reviewed Books of the Week (October 12–18 2020).

On October 12, 2020, I was a Jeopardy! clue.

Florence, A Delicate Case has been named one of the top ten books about Florence.

My essay on novels set in Lisbon has just been published in Book Post.

My essay “The First Cup of Coffee” appears in the new issue of L’Uomo Vogue.

An interview with me in my capacity as editor of Subtropics.

Delfina Vezzoli, a beloved friend and the translator of all but two of my books into Italian, passed away in November 2017. I wrote this piece for her memorial service.

An interview with me in the Italian newspaper La Repubblica.

Yes, that really is me on the History Channel’s Ancient Aliens, talking about Alan Turing and Srinivasa Ramanujan. You can watch the episode here.

Look what Hannah’s mother has on her bedside table!

One of them is Martin Baumann; or, A Sure Thing.

Published in The Guardian. If I could add an eleventh, it would be Virginia Woolf’s Between the Acts.

My interview in the New York Times Book Review’s “By the Book” series appears in the June 29th, 2014 issue.

Codebreaker, the Channel 4 documentary about Alan Turing in which I am featured, is now available on DVD.

My story “The David Party” was selected by Sheila Heti for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best American Nonrequired Reading.

My Italian publisher, SEM, has brought out new editions of The Indian Clerk, Equal Affections, and A Place I’ve Never Been.

An interview with me in the Italian newspaper Il Corriere della Sera.

An essay I’ve written on Caravaggio appears in the September 2017 issue of Vogue Italia. Read it here in English and here in Italian.

My essay on Larry Kramer’s The American People has been published in The New Yorker’s Page Turner blog.

writes about The Man Who Knew Too Much on Hatrack.com.

I talk about the Turing Problem with James Gleick and Janna Levin on NPR’s RadioLab.

I talk about Alan Turing’s centenary with Ira Flatow on NPR’s Science Friday.

I am one of Bob Mould’s favorite writers!

Irene Keliher interviews me for Gulf Coast.