Anne Rice

One of America’s most read and celebrated authors, Anne Rice is known for weaving the visible and supernatural worlds together in epic stories that both entertain and challenge readers.

She studied at Texas Women’s University, San Francisco State College, and at the University of California, Berkeley.

After a variety of jobs, including waitress, cook, and insurance claims examiner, she began her career as a writer of erotica and vampire novels.

Rice gained a vast cult readership for her supernatural novels.

Her first, Interview with the Vampire, was published in 1976 and was made into a film in 1996 starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt.

Rice was also known for her sadomasochistic erotica, including Beauty’s Punishment.

She also writes mainstream fiction using the pen name of Anne Rampling.

Rice renounced her vampire novels after her return to the Catholic faith in 1998.

It was then that she published Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, her first novel in a trilogy chronicling the life of Jesus.

She has since left New Orleans to live in Southern California in an effort to escape her fame as a novelist and live a simpler life.

Rice was married to poet Stan Rice for 41 years until his death in 2002.

Bibliography:

Vampire Chronicles
Interview with the Vampire (1976)
The Vampire Lestat (1985)
The Queen of the Damned (1988)
The Tale of the Body Thief (1992)
Memnoch the Devil (1995)
The Vampire Armand (1998)
Merrick (2000)
Blood and Gold (2001)
Blackwood Farm (2002)
Blood Canticle (2003)

New Tales of the Vampires
Pandora (1998) (a Vampire Chronicle)
Vittorio the Vampire (1999)

The Lives of the Mayfair Witches
The Witching Hour (1990)
Lasher (1993)
Taltos (1994)

Vampire/Mayfair Crossover
Merrick (2000)
Blackwood Farm (2002)
Blood Canticle (2003)

The Life of Christ
Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt (2005)
Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana (2008)
Christ the Lord: the Kingdom of Heaven (in progress)

Songs of the Seraphim
Angel Time (2009)
Of Love and Evil (2010)

Miscellaneous Novels
The Feast of All Saints (1979)
The Master of Rampling Gate (Vampire Short Story) (1982)
Cry to Heaven (1982)
The Mummy (1989)
Servant of the Bones (1996)
Violin (1997)

Non-Fiction
Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession (2008) (autobiographical)

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