Felice Picano, the author of many books and the winner of multiple awards, is perhaps best known for the novel The Lure and Like People in History (winner of the Ferro-Grumley award for Best Gay Novel, 1966), the memoir Nights at Rizzoli (Dirk Vanden Award for Best Autobiography/Memoir, 2015), and collections of short stories, essays, and poetry. Also a playwright, he has had four of his plays produced. His latest book is the novel, Justify My Sins: A Hollywood Novel in Three Acts. ReQueered Tales has begun reissuing Picano’s classic books: Onyx, Like People in History, Book of Lies and Slashed To Ribbons in Defense of Love. In the U.K. Muswell Press reissued The Lure in its Classic Gay series. Picano heads three writing workshops and lectures internationally on screenwriting and Vintage Hollywood. He has won a Violet Quill Life Achievement Award from the Tennessee Williams Festival, a Lifetime Achievement/ Pioneer Award from the Lambda Literary Foundation, and a Rainbow Key Achievement Award from the City of West Hollywood, where he lives.