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 A limited number  of signed, first editions of my books Nights At Rizzoli and Contemporary Gay Romances are now available!

Rizzoli is a prize winner, and Romances is my first book of all homocentric tales since 1983. Contact , and say I sent you!

Interviewing the Interviewer

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by Felice Picano - special to Seattle Gay News

How do you interview a well-known local interviewer?

According to the old saying, very, very carefully. But first you need a reason, and second you need a topic.

Luckily I have both.

The reason is that I allowed Eric Andrews-Katz to talk me into coming to the Pacific Northwest to do a series of reading events with him. Seattle is the first stop, then Vancouver, and then Spokane. This is my first visit in over twenty years when my big gay saga, Like People in History, was published. The truth is that I didn't need much persuading; I've been so welcomed in the past that I needed very little prodding.

Second is the topic and that of course is the news that the local - and now nationally-recognized - interviewer that Eric Andrews Katz has developed into via the Seattle Gay News, is now an author of three books.

Read the entire interview at SGN - HERE

Picano: Mover & Shaker

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An interview by Eric Andrews-Katz - Seattle Gay News A&E Writer

Felice Picano is one of the legendary movers and shakers of the modern LGBT literary movement. Felice has been writing since the 1970's, while living in New York, and became a founding member (along with Edmund White and Andrew Holleran) of the famous Violet Quill group, as well as a founding member of the Gay Men's Health Crisis. Between 1988 and 1990, AIDS claimed the lives of four of these men. He's published over 40 books, including the great gay epic saga, Like People in History, as well as short stories and plays, and has chronicled his extensive, colorful life in several memoirs. His latest memoir Nights at Rizzoli, recalls the latter half of the 1970's in New York City when Felice worked at the prestigious bookstore while exploring the city's exploding, pre-Stonewall, pre-AIDS, gay lifestyle.

Read more at Seattle Gay News HERE

New! At Great Jones Street

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Two New Stories by Felice!

"Two Gaijin in Gay Japan"

He has been warned by friends Dan and Martha that Japan is twenty years behind the US in terms of the gay scene. He is told gaijin - foreigners - are not even allowed in most of the gay bars. But when he travels there to publicise his new book, his experience is somewhat different.  Read more HERE

"Shy"

He didn’t meet his Hollywood idol until after the accident – the one that made the actor nearly unrecognizable. Regardless, something brought them together that night before they would part ways forever.  Read more HERE

Felice Picano is the author of more than thirty 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 awards. Picano teaches at Antioch College, Los Angeles.