A hit author has announced new tour dates for his 2021 UK book tour, following its successful Netflix adaptation.

Armistead Maupin, best-selling author of the Tales of The City series, has announced a tour date for Brighton this October.

The American author and activist will be at the Brighton Dome on October 12 this year to be interviewed by a special guest about his favourite tales of the past 40 years and his own observations about society.

Tales of The City originally started out as a column in the San Francisco Chronicle in the 1970s and then was written into a series of novels.

The books were adapted into a critically acclaimed limited Netflix series in 2019 starring Elliot Page and Laura Linney.

The Argus: Maupin's Tales Of The City was adapted to a critically acclaimed Netflix show starring Elliot Page and Laura Linney. Pictured: Laura Linney as Mary Ann Singleton and Olympia Dukakis as Anna Madrigal.

Maupin has since released more best selling books such as The Night Listener which was adapted into a 2006 feature film starring Robin Williams and Toni Collette.

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He has also received numerous awards for his work including the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Publishing Triangle of New York.

Further tour dates have also been announced for big UK cities such as Manchester, Dublin, Belfast, Bristol and London where he will be interviewed by Graham Norton at Queen Elizabeth Hall.