Anne Rice Biography
Anne Rice was born on October 4th, 1941. Anne passed away December 11th, 2021 at 80 years old. Anne Rice was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Rice attended San Francisco State University where she received a B.A. in Political Science.
Anne Rice was the author of the The Vampire Chronicles series which consists of 13 novels. The The Vampire Chronicles series started in 1976 with the novel Interview with the Vampire. The most recently released novel in the The Vampire Chronicles series was Blood Communion which was released in 2018. There are no upcoming novels for the The Vampire Chronicles series.
Anne Rice Awards & Accolades
Anne Rice has won multiple awards including: The Bram Stoker Awards, Lifetime Achievement Award, in 2003 and the International Thriller Writers Award, Thrillermaster, in 2013.
Rice's book, Prince Lestat won the Goodreads Awards, Best Horror, in 2014.
Anne Rice books have also been nominated for multiple awards, Interview with the Vampire was nominated for the British Fantasy Award, Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award), in 1977. The Vampire Lestat was nominated for the World Fantasy Award, Novel, in 1986. The Queen of the Damned was nominated for the Bram Stoker Awards, Superior Achievement in a Novel, in 1988. The Wolves of Midwinter was nominated for the Goodreads Awards, Best Horror, in 2013. Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis was nominated for the Goodreads Awards, Best Horror, in 2017. Ramses the Damned: The Passion of Cleopatra was nominated for the Goodreads Awards, Best Horror, in 2018.
Anne Rice Lists & Other Mentions
- The Queen of the Damned was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 1988.
- The Tale of the Body Thief was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 1992.
- Taltos was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 1994.
- Memnoch the Devil was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 1995.
- Servant of the Bones was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 1996.
Anne Rice: TV/Movies Based on Books
The Feast of All Saints was made into a miniseries for Showtime in 2001. The adaptation starred James Earl Jones, Eartha Kitt, Pam Grier, and Gloria Reuben.
Interview with the Vampire was adapted into a television series in 2022 by the AMC Network. The show was created by Rolin Jones and features Jacob Anderson as Louis de Pointe du Lac, Sam Reid as Lestat de Lioncourt, Eric Bogosian as Daniel Molloy, and Bailey Bass as Claudia. The series was well received by cirtics and was quickly renewed for a second season.
Lives of the Mayfair Witches was also adapted by the AMC Network for premiere in 2023. The new series is written and executive produced by Esta Spalding and Michelle Ashford. The case of the show features Alexandra Daddario as Rowan Mayfair, Harry Hamlin as Cortland Mayfair, Tongayi Chirisa as Ciprien Grieve, and Jack Huston as Lasher.
The two series of books do share a universe so Anne Rice finds it fitting that they should be under the same roof at a network to possibly explore down the road.
Interview with the Vampire was adapted into a film in 1994 by director Neil Jordan. The movie had an all-star cast with Tom Cruise as Lestat, Brad Pitt as Louis, and a young Kirsten Dunst as Claudia. Dunst was considered a breakout star for the film and earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress. The film also received Academy Award nominations for Best Art Direction and Best Original Score. It was considered a box office success.
Queen of the Damned was adapted into a film in 2002. However, Tom Cruise did not return in the role of Lestat. The film instead starred Stuart Townsend as Lestat and Aaliyah as Akasha. The movie was not much of a success and Anne Rice was unhappy with the film stating that she believed they mutilated her work.
The Young Messiah is a 2016 film based on Rice's novel Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt.
Anne Rice F.A.Q
When was Anne Rice Born?
Anne Rice was born on October 4th, 1941.
When did Anne Rice die?
Anne Rice died on December 11th, 2021 at 80 years old.
Where was Anne Rice Born?
Anne Rice was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
What awards has Anne Rice won?
Anne Rice has won the following awards: Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bram Stoker Awards (2003) and the Thrillermaster at the International Thriller Writers Award (2013).
What book awards has Anne Rice won?
Rice's book, Prince Lestat won the award Goodreads Awards, Best Horror, in 2014.
What was the first book Anne Rice wrote?
The first novel written by Anne Rice was Interview with the Vampire, published in 1976.
What was the most recent book Anne Rice wrote?
Her most recently released work was The Reign of Osiris on February 1st, 2022.
How many books has Anne Rice written?
Anne Rice has written 43 books across 13 series.
- 1 book in the Interview with the Vampire: Claudia's Story Series
- 3 books in the Lives of the Mayfair Witches Series
- 2 books in the New Tales of the Vampires Series
- 3 books in the Ramses the Damned Series
- 4 books in the Sleeping Beauty Series
- 2 books in the The Life of Christ Series
- 2 books in the The Songs of the Seraphim Series
- 13 books in the The Vampire Chronicles Series
- 2 books in the The Wolf Gift Chronicles Series
- 6 Standalone Novels
- 3 Graphic Novels
- 2 Non-Fiction Books
- 2 Anne Rampling Standalone Novels
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