Fave Five: Gay Fiction Set in Italy

Call Me By Your Name and Find Me by André Aciman (Riviera)

How it All Blew Up by Arvin Ahmadi (Rome)

A Beautiful Crime by Christopher Bollen (Venice)

Leading Men by Christopher Castellani (Portofino)

Two People by Donald Windham (Rome)

3 thoughts on “Fave Five: Gay Fiction Set in Italy”

  1. I only knew three of these and I am swiftly adding the other two to my reading list. It makes me realise that we need more queer stories set in the southern part of Italy though. They are always set in Milan, Venice, Turin, Florence, Rome. I need to roll up my sleeves and write those stories myself if I want to read about southern cities, I reckon.

  2. May I add Robert Ferro’s THE BLUE STAR, an achingly beautiful novel of the affair of a young American and a young man in Florence? From 1985.

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