Anne Rice

American writer

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.

Anne Rice
Anne Rice in 2006
Anne Rice in 2006
BornHoward Allen Frances O'Brien
(1941-10-04)October 4, 1941
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
DiedDecember 11, 2021(2021-12-11) (aged 80)
Rancho Mirage, California, U.S.
Pen nameAnne Rampling, A. N. Roquelaure
Alma materSan Francisco State University
GenreGothic fiction, horror, Erotica, Christian fiction, Fantasy
SpouseStan Rice (m. 1961–2002, his death)
RelativesAlice 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.[1]


  1. "Anne Rice, author of gothic novels, dead at 80". Associated Press. December 12, 2021. Retrieved December 12, 2021.

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