Felice Picano is the author of The Lure and Like People in History (Ferro-Grumley Award for Best Gay Novel, 1966), Nights at Rizzoli (Dirk Vanden Award for Best Autobiography/Memoir, 2015), short stories, essays, and poetry. He has also had four of his plays produced. His latest book is Justify My Sins: A Hollywood Novel in Three Acts. 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 Lambda Literary Foundation, and a Rainbow Key Achievement Award from the City of West Hollywood, where he lives.