Anne Rice

Anne Rice

in New Orleans, Louisiana, The United States
October 04, 1941





Anne Rice (born Howard Allen Frances O'Brien) is a best-selling American author of gothic, supernatural, historical, erotica, and later religious themed books. Best known for The Vampire Chronicles, her prevailing thematical focus is on love, death, immortality, existentialism, and the human condition. She was married to poet Stan Rice for 41 years until his death in 2002. Her books have sold nearly 100 million copies, making her one of the most widely read authors in modern history.

She uses the pseudonym Anne Rampling for adult-themed fiction (i.e., erotica) and A.N. Roquelaure for fiction featuring sexually explicit sado-masochism.

Anne Rice isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but she does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from her feed.
Weather is becoming ever more a mystery. It's chilly this morning in the California desert. There is snow on the nearby mountains. I can't recall it ever being this cold in late April. How bizarre.

Post Insights not yet available
115 likes ·   •  1 comment  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on July 29, 2010 17:53 • 1,948 views
Average rating: 3.86 · 1,607,775 ratings · 41,860 reviews · 171 distinct works · Similar authors
Interview with the Vampire ...

3.97 avg rating — 379,124 ratings — published 1976 — 182 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Vampire Lestat (The Vam...

4.05 avg rating — 144,219 ratings — published 1985 — 108 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Queen of the Damned (Th...

3.85 avg rating — 112,204 ratings — published 1988 — 96 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Witching Hour (Lives of...

4.10 avg rating — 83,968 ratings — published 1990 — 69 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Tale of the Body Thief ...

3.70 avg rating — 69,176 ratings — published 1992 — 63 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Memnoch the Devil (The Vamp...

3.73 avg rating — 64,780 ratings — published 1995 — 60 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Vampire Armand (The Vam...

3.74 avg rating — 55,424 ratings — published 1998 — 61 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lasher (Lives of the Mayfai...

3.83 avg rating — 48,151 ratings — published 1993 — 53 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Taltos (Lives of the Mayfai...

3.78 avg rating — 42,901 ratings — published 1994 — 60 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Mummy

3.81 avg rating — 36,992 ratings — published 1989 — 55 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Anne Rice…
Pandora Vittorio, The Vampire Interview with the Vampire The Vampire Lestat The Queen of the Damned The Tale of the Body Thief Memnoch the Devil
The Vampire Chronicles (14 books)
3.88 avg rating — 1,018,975 ratings

The Witching Hour Lasher Taltos Merrick Blackwood Farm Blood Canticle
Lives of the Mayfair Witches (6 books)
3.89 avg rating — 260,988 ratings

Pandora Vittorio, The Vampire
New Tales of the Vampires (2 books)
3.69 avg rating — 69,010 ratings

The Wolf Gift The Wolves of Midwinter
The Wolf Gift Chronicles (2 books)
3.56 avg rating — 28,117 ratings

Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt Christ the Lord: The Road t...
Christ The Lord (2 books)
3.64 avg rating — 17,326 ratings

More series by Anne Rice…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.


November 2008, Anne Rice
"The supernatural world has always been more real to me than the real world. I feel a great surge of energy when I acknowledge that there is a world beyond this one. In my early novels I made up stories about forces that I sensed. Now I write about faith in something in which I completely believe. " ...More

more interviews »

“None of us really changes over time. We only become more fully what we are.”
Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat

“You do have a story inside you; it lies articulate and waiting to be written — behind your silence and your suffering.”
Anne Rice

“Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult.”
Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire


Which Author would you like to read for the October Featured Author Challenge?

  33 votes, 35.5%

  29 votes, 31.2%

  26 votes, 28.0%

  3 votes, 3.2%

  2 votes, 2.2%


Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Romance Readers R...: This topic has been closed to new comments. February Monthly Challenge:Participants' List Thread 187 264 Mar 05, 2009 06:08AM  
Glens Falls (NY) ...: What are U reading these days? (Part Four) (begun 2/18/09) 207 170 Apr 03, 2009 09:11AM  
Supernatural Fict...: YA Vamp Book Help 20 175 Jun 12, 2009 04:11PM  
The Next Best Boo...: OFFICIAL SPRING CHALLENGE - 2009 6460 8585 Jun 14, 2009 02:57PM  

Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Anne to Goodreads.