About the Author
Originally a journalist, Thomas Harris is best known for creating Hannibal Lector, one of fiction’s the most terrifying and diabolical characters. All of his four novels have been turned into films, the most notable being the multi-Oscar winning The Silence of the Lambs. His first novel, Black Sunday, was published in 1975, followed by Red Dragon in 1981, The Silence of the Lambs in 1988, and Hannibal in 1999.
Hometown:Sag Harbor, New York, and Miami Beach, Florida
Date of Birth:April 11, 1940
Place of Birth:Jackson, Tennessee
Education:B.A., Baylor University, 1964