Thomas Harris

Thomas Harris

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List of Hannibal Lecter Books in Publication Order

List of Hannibal Lecter Series in Chronological Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Thomas Harris Anthologies in Publication Order

Thomas Harris: Biography

Thomas Harris (William Thomas Harris) was born on September 22nd, 1940 and is currently 83 years old. Thomas Harris was born in Jackson, Tennessee, USA. Harris attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas where he received a Degree in English.

Thomas Harris is the author of the Hannibal Lecter series which currently consists of 4 novels. The Hannibal Lecter series started in 1981 with the novel Red Dragon. The most recently released novel in the Hannibal Lecter series was Hannibal Rising which was released in 2006. There are no upcoming novels for the Hannibal Lecter series.

Thomas Harris has had two books hit the Kono Mystery ga Sugoi list. The Silence of the Lambs was named #1 in 1989. Hannibal is listed as #3 in 2001.

A comedy musical titled Silence! The Musical was released in 2005. Jon Kaplan and Al Kaplan created it and it was a parody of The Silence of the Lambs.

Thomas Harris: Awards & Accolades

Thomas Harris won the Bram Stoker Awards, Lifetime Achievement Award, in 2006.

Harris' books have also won multiple awards, The Silence of the Lambs won the Bram Stoker Awards, Superior Achievement in a Novel, in 1988 as well as the Anthony Award - Best Mystery Novel in 1989. Books to Die For won the Agatha Award, Best Non-fiction, in 2012 as well as the Anthony Award - Best Non-Fiction Book in 2013, Macavity Award - Best Mystery Critical/Biographical in 2013.

Thomas Harris books have also been nominated for multiple awards, The Silence of the Lambs was nominated for the World Fantasy Award, Novel, in 1989. Hannibal was nominated for the Bram Stoker Awards, Superior Achievement in a Novel, in 1999 as well as the Audie Award - Best Narration by the Author in 2000. Books to Die For was nominated for the Edgar Award, Best Critical/Biographical Work, in 2013 as well as the Edgar Award - Best Critical/Biographical Work in 2013.

Thomas Harris: Lists & Other Mentions

  • Hannibal was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 1999.

Thomas Harris: TV/Movies Based on Books

All four of the novels in the Hannibal Lecter series have been adapted to the big screen.

The first, and most famous, was The Silence of the Lambs. This was made into a movie in 1991 and starred Jodie Foster playing the role of Clarice Starling, and Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter. This movie won numerous awards, including Best Actor, Actress, Adapted Screenplay, Picture, and Director at the Academy Awards.

In 2001, the sequel to the book, Hannibal, was released as a movie. The majority of the cast from the original movie decided not to partake in this adaptation due to changes made to the character of Starling. Anthony Hopkins did return as Hannibal in this one, and Julianne Moore played the role of Clarice Starling.

In 2002, the book that takes place prior to The Silence of the Lambs, which is Red Dragon, was released. This one also starred Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter, and Edward Norton was the other star of the movie.

This wasn't the first time Red Dragon was adapted. In 1986, the movie Man Hunter which starred William Petersen as Will Graham, and Brian Cox as Hannibal Lecktor, was released.

In 2007, the fourth and final novel of the series, Hannibal, was adapted to theatres. This is actually the prequel to the entire series, and is the story of Hannibal and how he came to be the serial killer that we know and love. Gaspard Ulliel played the role of Hannibal in this one.

As a side note, the 1999 Indian film Sangharsh had its lead writer Mahesh Bhatt state that they movie was based on the book The Silence of the Lambs, however later they stated that was not the case at all.


The TV series Hannibal, was based on all of the books in the series, except Hannibal Rising. It starred Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. Hannibal Lecter and aired on NBC. It aired for three seasons before being canceled. During its run, it won Best Network TV series at the Saturn Awards, where Dancy and Mikkelson also won the Best Actor award.

There was also a TV series titled Clarice based on events that would taken place between the films The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal. The series premiered on February 11, 2021 on CBS in the United States and stars Rebecca Breeds as Clarice Starling.

Thomas Harris: Author Insights

The highest rated book by Thomas Harris on Book Notification is Cari Mora, a Standalone novel.

The most read book by Thomas Harris on Book Notification is The Silence of the Lambs, the 2nd novel in the Hannibal Lecter series.

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Thomas Harris: F.A.Q

When was Thomas Harris Born? How old is Thomas Harris?

Thomas Harris was born on September 22nd, 1940. Thomas Harris is currently 83 years old.

Where was Thomas Harris Born?

Thomas Harris was born in Jackson, Tennessee, USA and is American.

What awards has Thomas Harris won?

Thomas Harris has won the following awards: Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bram Stoker Awards (2006).

What book awards has Thomas Harris won?

The Silence of the Lambs: Bram Stoker Awards Superior Achievement in a Novel (1988), Anthony Award Best Mystery Novel (1989).
Books to Die For: Agatha Award Best Non-fiction (2012), Anthony Award Best Non-Fiction Book (2013), Macavity Award Best Mystery Critical/Biographical (2013).

What was the first book Thomas Harris wrote?

The first novel written by Thomas Harris was Black Sunday, published in 1975.

What was the most recent book Thomas Harris wrote?

His most recently released work was Cari Mora on May 16th, 2019.

Will there be any more books by Thomas Harris?

Thomas Harris does not have any upcoming novels with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has Thomas Harris written?

Thomas Harris has written 6 books. 2 Standalone Novels, 4 books in the Hannibal Lecter Series.

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