John Rechy

"One of the few original American writers of the last century."

-Gore Vidal

ChronologyCity of NightNumbers by John RechyThis Day's Death by John RechyThe VampiresThe Fourth Angel by John RechyThe Sexual Outlaw by John RechyRushes by John RechyBodies and Souls by John RechyMarilyn's Daughter by John RechyThe Miraculous Day of Amalia Gomez by John RechyOur Lady of Babylon by John RechyThe Coming of the Night by John RechyCurrent


John Rechy's most daring work, After the Blue Hour, is now available.


Literary Awards  

Recipient of the PEN CENTER USA Lifetime Achievement Award. 
Recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Grant.
First Recepient of ONE Magazine's Culture Hero Award.
Winner of the William Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement. 
Outstanding Alumnus, 2007, University of Texas at El Paso
2014 recipient of UC Santa Barbara’s Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature.

Literary Awards

City of Night | Numbers | This Day's Death | The Vampires | The Fourth Angel | The Sexual OutlawRushes | Bodies and Souls |  Marilyn's Daughter  
| The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gomez   Our Lady of Babylon | The Coming of the Night  |
The Life and Adventures of Lyle Clemens
  Beneath the Skin 
  About my Life and the Kept Woman 

  Mysteries and Desire:  Searching the Worlds of John Rechy
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