|Birthname||Larry Ray Mitchell|
|born on||12 July 1938 at 13:23 (= 1:23 PM )|
|Place||Muncie, Indiana, 40n12, 85w23|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||19°46' 21°43 Asc. 05°59'|
American author and publisher; the founder of Calamus Books - an early small press devoted to gay male literature - and the author of fiction dealing with the gay male experience in New York City during the 1970s and 1980s.
With Terry Helbing and Felice Picano, he cofounded Gay Presses of New York in 1981. His book of short stories My Life As a Mole won the 1989 Small Press Lambda Literary Award. Mitchell's novel The Terminal Bar, published in 1982, is considered to be the first book of fiction to address HIV/AIDS.
In addition to his own work, he was friends with and collaborated with many prominent gay artists working in New York City in the 1970s and 1980s including William "Bill" Rice, David Wojnarowicz, Peter Hujar and Gary Indiana. The feature film Acid Snow (1998) directed by Joel Itman is based on Mitchell's novel of the same name.
Mitchell received a PhD in Sociology from Columbia University. At that time, he co-edited the book Willard Waller on The Family, Education and War with William J. Goode and Frank Furstenberg published in 1970. He died on 26 December 2012 in Ithaca, New York after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
- associate relationship with Evans, Arthur (1942) (born 12 October 1942)
- friend relationship with Wojnarowicz, David (born 14 September 1954)
- Work : Prize 1989 (Lambda Literary Award)
Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Indiana Archives. Wikipedia has 1939 in error.
- Traits : Mind : Education extensive (PhD in Sociology)
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Pancreatic)
- Passions : Sexuality : Gay
- Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Pancreatic cancer)
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novelist and short story writer)
- Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor
- Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Lambda Literary Award)
- Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Founder of Calamus Books)