David Plante

David Plante loves art. The first volume of his diary, Becoming a Londoner, could be read as a world of artists that includes Francis Bacon, David Hockney, R.B. Kitaj and others. His diary is voluminous and is kept in the Berg Collection of the New York Public Library. He is the author of over a dozen novels, from The Ghost of Henry James through The Francoeur Family to his most recent, ABC. He is Professor Emeritus at Columbia University, where he presided over creative writing. He now lives in London, and spends too much money on buying the art he loves.

More Articles by David Plante

David Plante at home in London
Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

“A Bright Globe of Everything”: Extracts from “Becoming A Londoner”

Author reads from first volume of diaries at New York Public Library this Tuesday

Olausen, credit line and permission TK
Friday, August 30th, 2013

The Real Thing: An Interview with Rosalind E. Krauss

“A medium is a little bit like a language—you can’t just speak it once, it is repeated”