Cynthia Carr

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Cynthia Carr is a writer and cultural critic who works in New York City. She often publishes under the byline C. Carr.[1] In the 1980s and 1990s she had various roles, including staff writer for The Village Voice.[2] She also wrote about performance art and culture for ArtForum, LA Weekly, Interview and Mirabella. Her biography of artist and AIDS activist David Wojnarowicz, Fire in the Belly, was published by Bloomsbury on July 17, 2012 and was named by Dwight Garner in The New York Times as one of his ten favorite books of the year. The book won a Lambda Literary Award in 2013 in the category of Gay Memoir or Biography.[3]


  • Our Town: A Heartland Lynching, a Haunted Town, and the Hidden History of White America[1][4]
  • On Edge: Performance at the End of the Twentieth Century
  • Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz (2012)