A novelist and critic, Christopher Bram is the author of nine novels, including Gods and Monsters , which was made into the movie starring Ian McKellen and Lynn Redgrave. He has written nonfiction for a broad range of publications, including Out , Premiere , and Architectural Digest . A collection of his essays, Mapping the Territory , is also available. His areas of expertise include fiction, movies, biography, and literary history. He was a 2001 Guggenheim fellow and winner of the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement.