Author Armistead Maupin has begun work on new installment of ‘Tales in the City’ saga
If you are a fan of the Tales of the City books, then I have some superb news for you: Author Armistead Maupin has told his 5,000 Facebook friends (I’m one of them!) that he is busy working on a ninth Tales book which will be out next year.
If you have missed any of the previous books, Maupin says all eight of them will be available via eBook next week!
You can read more about this at Gay Star News!
I can’t say I’ve read all the books but I say I’ve seen all three of the miniseries which starred Laura Linney as Mary Ann Singleton. Olympia Dukakis, Billy Campbell, Parker Posey, Thomas Gibson, among others.
I chatted with Miss Linney about two years ago and she said of Tales: “It’s my favorite job, hands down. It was the first time I was on something from beginning to end, I had a lot of responsibility, I met people who I still feel so privileged to know. It was a great, great magical job.”
When she took on the role of Mary Ann, Linney was already an established New York theater actress but had only a few small previous screen credits.
“Thank God I wasn’t aware of what a beloved character that was or I would have been completely intimidated,” she said. “I was really lucky to fall into job and the people were wonderful and they are people who I have remained friends with for 20 years now.”