John Rechy

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Birthday
10, 1931
Birthplace
Texas
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
10, 1931 (age 87)
Birthplace
Texas

About

The American author of works such as The Sexual Outlaw, City of Night, and Numbers, he is considered a pioneer of LGBT literature. He is also known for The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gomez and other works of Chicano literature.

Before Fame

After publishing his debut work, City of Night, in 1963, he taught in the Master of Professional Writing Program at the University of Southern California.

Trivia

He was the first novelist to receive the PEN-USA-West Lifetime Achievement Award.

Family Life

His relationship with partner Michael Snyder lasted several decades.

Associated With

He and James Baldwin both wrote about homosexual themes.