Felice Picano

Author, 'The Lure' and 'True Stories: Portraits from My Past'

Felice Picano is the author of 35 books of poetry, fiction, memoirs and nonfiction. His work is translated into 15 languages; several titles were national and international bestsellers, including The Lure, Like People in History and The Book of Lies. Four of Picano’s plays have been produced. He’s considered a founder of modern gay literature, along with other members of the Violet Quill. His most recent works include True Stories: Portraits from My Past (2011), Contemporary Gay Romances (2011), and Twelve O’Clock Tales (2012). Find his stories, essays and reviews at

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February 2, 2016