Check out the trailer for Portraits at an Exhibition:

     author photo: Francisco Fernandez


Here's a video of me reading from Pennsylvania Station at London's Royal Festival Hall, July 2018:


patrick e. Horrigan

patrick e. horrigan


Born and raised in Reading, Pennsylvania, Patrick E. Horrigan received his BA from The Catholic University of America and his PhD from Columbia University. He is the author of the novel PENNSYLVANIA STATION (Lethe Press; Indie Book Award finalist for best LGBTQ2 fiction) and the novel PORTRAITS AT AN EXHIBITION (Lethe Press; winner of the Dana Award for fiction as well as the Mary Lynn Kotz Art-in-Literature Award, sponsored by the Library of Virginia and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts). His other works include the memoir WIDESCREEN DREAMS: GROWING UP GAY AT THE MOVIES (University of Wisconsin Press), the play MESSAGES FOR GARY: A DRAMA IN VOICEMAIL, and (with Eduardo Leanez) the solo show YOU ARE CONFUSED! He has written artists’ catalogue essays for Thion’s LIMI-TATE: DRAWINGS OF LIFE AND DREAMS (cueB Gallery, London) and Ernesto Pujol’s LOSS OF FAITH (Galeria Ramis Barquet, New York). His essay “The Inner Life of Ordinary People” appears in Anthony Enns’ and Christopher R. Smit’s SCREENING DISABILITY: ESSAYS ON CINEMA AND DISABILITY (University Press of America). He and Mr. Leanez are the hosts of ACTORS WITH ACCENTS, a recurring variety show in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Winner of Long Island University’s David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching, he taught literature for twenty-five years at LIU Brooklyn. He lives in Manhattan.

My Interests


  • Literature

  • Architecture

  • Music
  • Theater
  • Painting
  • Modernism
  • Virginia Woolf
  • Marcel Proust