Other literary forms
In addition to his novels, David Plante has published short stories and essays as well as two memoirs. He has been a frequent contributor of short fiction to The New Yorker magazine, including stories such as “Mr. Bonito” (1980), “Work” (1981), “The Accident” (1982), and “A House of Women” (1986). He has also served as a reviewer and features writer for The New York Times Book Review and has contributed essays and introductions to works such as Wrestling with the Angel: Faith and Religion in the Lives of Gay Men (1995), edited by Brian Bouldrey. Plante’s Difficult Women: A Memoir of Three (1983) is an account of his relationships with Sonia Orwell, George Orwell’s widow, and writers Jean Rhys and Germaine Greer. American Ghosts (2005) is a personal memoir in which Plante focuses on how writing has served to link his past to his present by helping him to come to grips with his lineage as a French Canadian in New England, his Catholic upbringing, and his sexual orientation.