Anne Rice Biography


Type: Novelist

Born: October 4, 1941


Howard Allen Frances O'Brien is an American author of gothic fiction, Christian literature, and erotica. She is perhaps best known for her popular and influential series of novels, "The Vampire Chronicles", revolving around the central character of Lestat. Books from "The Vampire Chronicles" were the subject of two film adaptations, "Interview with the Vampire" in 1994, and "Queen of the Damned" in 2002.

Her books have sold nearly 100 million copies, making her one of the most widely read authors in modern history.

She uses the pseudonym Anne Rampling for adult-themed fiction (i.e., erotica) and A.N. Roquelaure for fiction featuring sexually explicit sado-masochism.

Selected bibliography:

  • The Vampire Chronicles
  • New Tales of the Vampires
  • Lives of the Mayfair Witches
  • Christ the Lord
  • Songs of the Seraphim
  • Miscellaneous novels

Anne Rice Quotes

Go where the pain is, go where the pleasure is.

Do you know what I think about crying? I think some people have to learn to do it. But once you learn, once you know how to really cry, there's nothing quite like it. I feel sorry for those who don't know the trick. It's like whistling or singing.

First-person narrators is the way I know how to write a book with the greatest power and chance of artistic success.

Writers had a way of redeeming everything that ever happens to them.

How pathetic it is to describe these things which can't truly be described.

And he would listen, making only a few comments, always sympathetic, so that when I left him I had the distinct impression he had solved everything for me.

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