MITCHELL, Mark. American, b. 1961. Genres: Gay and lesbian issues. Career: Editor and writer. Publications: (with D. Leavitt) Italian Pleasures, 1996. EDITOR: (with D. Leavitt) The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories, 1994; The Penguin Book of International Gay Writing, 1995; (with D. Leavitt) Pages Passed from Hand to Hand: The Hidden Tradition of Homosexual Literature in English from the Eighteenth Century to the Great War, 1997. Contributor to the New York Times Book Review. Address: c/o Bridget Love, The Wylie Agency, 250 W. 57th St. Suite 2114, New York, NY 10107, U.S.A.