Gay Nobel prize-winning novelist PATRICK WHITE is born in Australia (d: 1990). In addition to his 1973 Nobel Prize for Literature, White was the Australian poet laureate. He wrote about homosexuality in one of his twelve novels, The Twyborn Affair and his 1981 autobiography Flaws in the Glass. White’s autobiography, Flaws in the Glass: A Self-Portrait is a work of such beauty and importance that it must be read by anyone who would understand how the Gay experience, in the hands of a master craftsman, can be transformed into great art.