Diaman, N(ikos) A. 1936-

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Diaman, N(ikos) A. 1936-

PERSONAL: Born November 1, 1936, in San Francisco, CA; son of Petros and Eva (Chrisopoulos) Diamantides. Ethnicity: "Mediterranean." Education: University of Southern California, B.A., 1958.

ADDRESSES: Home—2950 Van Ness Ave., No. 4, San Francisco, CA 94109-1036. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Writer and artist.

MEMBER: Gay Lesbian Artists Alliance, Aegean Friends.

WRITINGS:

NOVELS

Ed Dean Is Queer, Persona Press (San Francisco, CA), 1978.

The Fourth Wall, Persona Press (San Francisco, CA), 1980.

Second Crossing, Persona Press (San Francisco, CA), 1982.

Reunion, Persona Press (San Francisco, CA), 1983.

Castro Street Memories, Persona Press (San Francisco, CA), 1988.

Private Nation, Persona Press (San Francisco, CA), 1997.

Editor, Paragraph: Quarterly of Gay Fiction, 1978-79.

WORK IN PROGRESS: An autobiography.

SIDELIGHTS: N. A. Diaman told CA: "My primary motivation for writing is a desire to express a creative vision. I am influenced by reading and my experience in the world. I usually begin with an idea, then develop a character and a situation. I am inspired by daily life. Though my work always has a moral underpinning, I am more openly exploring spiritual concerns. My writing is, above all, about love and hope."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

ONLINE

Nikos Diaman Web site, http://www.nikosdiaman.com (October 19, 2004).