Anne Rice (born Howard Allen O'Brien, 4 October 1941) is an American author of horror/fantasy novels. Interview with the Vampire and The Queen of the Damned are among her best-known works. She has written four series, including The Vampire Chronicles and Christ the Lord.
Anne Rice in 2006
|Born||Howard Allen Frances O'Brien|
October 4, 1941
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
|Pen name||Anne Rampling, A. N. Roquelaure|
|Alma mater||San Francisco State University|
|Genre||Gothic fiction, horror, Erotica, Christian fiction, Fantasy|
|Spouse||Stan Rice (m. 1961–2002, his death)|
She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to Irish Roman Catholic parents. One of her sisters was novelist Alice Borchardt (1939-2007). Rice was married to poet Stan Rice (1942-2002) from 1961 his death. They had a daughter, Michele (1966-1972) and a son, novelist Christopher (born 1978).