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

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

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

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


Olausen, credit line and permission TK

The Real Thing: An Interview with Rosalind E. Krauss

Friday, August 30th, 2013

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