Nicholas Boggs

Writer & Scholar, US

Nicholas Boggs (PhD, Columbia University) is co-editor and author of the introduction to James Baldwin's "child's story for adults," Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood, with illustrations by Yoran Cazac (Duke University Press, 2018), selected by Entertainment Weekly as one of the 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2018. His writing has also been anthologized in The Cambridge Companion to James Baldwin, James Baldwin Now, and Best Gay Stories 2013. Twice a Fellow at both Yaddo and MacDowell, he currently teaches in the Department of English at New York University.

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Book Abstract: "James Baldwin: In the Full Light"

This book-in-progress about race and love in the life and work of James Baldwin includes the first account of his collaboration with French painter Yoran Cazac. It deepens and complicates our understanding of one of the twentieth century's most important writers, particularly his years spent at his adopted home in Saint Paul-de-Vence in the south of France, where he died in 1987. His intimate friendship with Cazac, which inspired much of his later work, is an essential but overlooked part of this story.