About the Author
Felice Picano is the author of more than twenty-five books of poetry, fiction, memoirs, nonfiction, and plays. His work has been translated into many languages and several of his titles have been national and international bestsellers. He is considered a founder of modern gay literature along with the other members of the Violet Quill. Picano also began and operated the SeaHorse Press and Gay Presses of New York for fifteen years. His first novel was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Since then he’s been nominated for and/or won dozens of literary honors, most recently a Lambda Literary Pioneer Award. Recent work includes a collection of stories, Tales: From a Distant Planet, and a history/memoir of early gay life in New York, Art & Sex in Greenwich Village. Picano's latest colleciton of memoirs, True Stories: Protraits From My Past was published in 2011, and, with Prof. Lazaro Lima, Picano co-edited Ambientes: an anthology of GLBT Latina/o writing.