Patricia Nell Warren (“The Front Runner”) Dead At 82. RIP

(Photo: Patricia Nell Warren)

New York Times bestselling novelist Patricia Nell Warren has died, reports LGBTQ Nation. She was 82.

Warren’s 1974 novel, The Front Runner, told the story of a out young Olympic athlete in love with his closeted older coach. The book explored their relationship and exposed the agony of the closet to a wider audience.

LGBTQ running groups all over the nation are named Front Runners after the book. She was working on the fourth book in the series when she died.

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