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Sequels to The Front Runner:
Race” Published in 1994, was a national bestseller, and
is out in English, German, Spanish, Italian, Danish,
Japanese and Complex Chinese Editions.
Published in 1997, was a national bestseller and is out in English, German, Spanish, Italian and Complex Chinese
Patricia completed writing the fourth
in the series prior to her passing. The book will
released later this year.
The Front Runner takes
place in the 70's, Harlan's Race in the 80's, Billy's Boy the
90's, and the new novel brings us into the post-millennial era.
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- Translated into 13
- Book sales estimated at over 11 million
- Readers to
date estimated at over 28 million.
gay-themed novel to make the New York Times bestseller
gay-themed novel to print the word “gay” on the cover.
- Never been out of print since 1974.
- Available in
hardcover, paperback and e-book on Amazon.
1974 – U.S. 1st edition hardcover
1975 – U.S. mass market paperback
1975 – UK & Commonwealth paperback
1975 – Swedish edition (1st serial
in Revolt Magazine)
1975 – Canadian 2nd serial in
1976 – Rippun Shobo (Japanese 1st
1979 – Dutch edition (Tiebosch)
1981 – French edition (Presses de la Renaissance)
1985 – Danish edition (Rhodos)
1987 – German 1st
edition (Droemer Knaur)
1987 - U.S. trade paperback
1990 – Japanese 2nd edition (Daisan
1990 – UK trade paperback (Gay Men’s Press)
1995 – Wildcat Press (U.S. 20th anniversary 2nd
1996 – U.S. 20th anniversary
trade paperback edition (Wildcat Press)
Latvian edition (Atenas Klubs)
1999 – Japanese 3rd
edition (2nd serial in Imaju-Club Manga magazine,
illustrated by top Japanese illustrator)
Book of the Month Club and Triangle Classics
Spanish 1st edition (Editorial Egales)
German 2nd edition (Bruno Gmuender Verlag)
Italian edition (Fazi Editore)
2011 – U.S. audio
edition (Audible, Inc.)
2011 – German audio edition
2011 – Complex Chinese (Soul Mate,
Inc., distributed in Taiwan, Hong
Kong and Macau)
2011 – Ukrainian publishing rights
were sold to a publisher in Kiev
2012 – German 3rd
Edition (Bruno Gmuender)
2012 – Spanish 2nd edition
2013 – U.S. e-book on Kindle
2014 – Portuguese edition (INDEX
Editions, contract just signed)
2019 - Literary rights were
transfered to her estate:
Excerpt from “The Front Runner” published in Crown
anthology "Men in Sports -Great Sports Stories of all
Named #1 Readers’ Choice
in the Publishing Triangle’s 100 Best Lesbian
Novels. Also named #1 on a number of other LGBT book
In Outsports.com’s “100 Greatest Moments in
Gay Sports History,” the
publication named “The Front
Runner” as Moment # 4.
The International FrontRunners, an international
running and walking clubs in many
countries around the world, was named
after the novel.
“The Front Runner” is still Warren’s biggest-selling
title. The author
continues to receive fan emails from
all over the world, as well as
messages from various
countries via Facebook.
Fans continue to ask
tirelessly about the progress of film development.
The book was recognized as instrumental in
inspiring launch of
the Gay Games, and author was
awarded a special "Personal Best" and
Gold Medal by
the International Federation of Gay Games.
Warren was named a "Pioneer" of LGBT literature by the
Literary Foundation in a ceremony in Los