Anne Rice (born Howard Allen O'Brien, October 4, 1941 – December 11, 2021) was an American author of horror/fantasy novels. Interview with the Vampire and The Queen of the Damned are among her best-known works. She wrote four series, including The Vampire Chronicles and Christ the Lord.
|Born||Howard Allen Frances O'Brien|
October 4, 1941
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
|Died||December 11, 2021 (aged 80)|
Rancho Mirage, California, 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)|
|Relatives||Alice Borchardt (sister)|
Rice 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).
Rice died on December 11, 2021, of complications from a stroke. She was 80.