Felice Picano

Felice Picano is the author of 35 books of poetry, fiction, memoir, and nonfiction. His work is translated into 17 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. A Saints & Sinners Festival “Saint,” Picano has won or been nominated for numerous awards including being a finalist for five Lammies. He received the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Pioneer Award and the West Hollywood LifeTime Rainbow Award. A teacher, lecturer, and facilitator of writing workshops, Picano’s most recent work is Justify My Sins: A Hollywood Novel in Three Acts (2019), Songs & Poems (2020), City on a Star: One—Dryland’s End (2021), City on a Star: Two—The Betrothal at Usk (2021) and Pursuit: A Victorian Entertainment (2021). Website: www.felicepicano.net