John Rechy

      • 87
      • March 10, 1931 in El Paso, Texas, USA

      John Francisco Rechy is a Mexican American novelist, essayist, memoirist, dramatist and literary critic. In his novels he has written extensively about gay culture in Los Angeles and wider America, among other subject matters, and is among the pioneers of modern LGBT literature. His debut novel, City of Night, published in 1963, was a best seller and is widely considered a seminal work in 20th century literature.