William S. Burroughs

William S. Burroughs

William S. Burroughs also wrote as: William Lee.

William S. Burroughs was born in St. Louis, Missouri on February 5th, 1914 and passed away at the age of 83 on August 2nd, 1997.

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William S. Burroughs Stats: The highest rated book by William S. Burroughs on Book Notification is Naked Lunch, a Standalone novel.

The most read book by William S. Burroughs on Book Notification is Naked Lunch, a Standalone novel. The second most read book is Port of Saints, a Standalone novel.

Below is a complete list of William S. Burroughs books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series.

List of Nova Trilogy Books in Publication Order

List of Red Night Trilogy Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
1945
2
Junky / Junkie ( As: William Lee)
1953
3
61959
4
Minutes To Go (With: Brion Gysin, Gregory Corso, Sinclair Beiles)
1960
5
1963
6
1969
7
1969
8
Exterminator! (With: Brion Gysin)
1973
9
1973
10
1975
11
1985
12
2010

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Collections in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Yage Letters (With: Allen Ginsberg)
1963
2
1970
3
1973
4
1976
5
The Third Mind (With: Brion Gysin)
1978
6
1979
7
1982
8
1984
9
1985
10
1987
11
1992
12
1995
13
1998

List of Plays in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Chronicles Abroad Books in Publication Order

List of William S. Burroughs Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
1965
2
1991
3
1991
4
1991
5
1993
6
1994
7
1995
8
1996
9
1998
10
1999
11
2003
12
2010
13
2014
14
2014
15
2015
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William S. Burroughs: Biography

William S. Burroughs was born on February 5th, 1914. William passed away August 2nd, 1997 at 83 years old. William S. Burroughs was born in St. Louis, Missouri.

William S. Burroughs was the author of the William S. Burroughs Collections series which consists of 13 novels. The William S. Burroughs Collections series started in 1963 with the novel The Yage Letters. The most recently released novel in the William S. Burroughs Collections series was Word Virus which was released in 1998. There are no upcoming novels for the William S. Burroughs Collections series.

William S. Burroughs: Awards & Accolades

Burroughs' book, Death Fiend Guerrillas was nominated for the Bram Stoker Awards, Superior Achievement in Short Fiction, in 1993.

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William S. Burroughs: F.A.Q

When was William S. Burroughs Born?

William S. Burroughs was born on February 5th, 1914.

When did William S. Burroughs die?

William S. Burroughs died on August 2nd, 1997 at 83 years old.

Where was William S. Burroughs Born?

William S. Burroughs was born in St. Louis, Missouri.

What was the first book William S. Burroughs wrote?

The first book written by William S. Burroughs was And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks, published in 1945.

What was the most recent book William S. Burroughs wrote?

His most recently released work was The Finger on February 22nd, 2018.

How many books has William S. Burroughs written?

William S. Burroughs has written 43 books across 10 series, excluding contributions to anthologies.
  • 3 books in the Nova Trilogy Series
  • 3 books in the Red Night Trilogy Series
  • 12 Standalone Novels
  • 6 Short Stories/Novellas
  • 13 Collections
  • 1 Play
  • 3 Non-Fiction Books
  • 1 William Lee Standalone Novels
  • 1 book in the Chronicles Abroad Series

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