American writer, best known for a series of suspense novels about his most famous character, Hannibal Lecter. All of thomas harris hannibal pdf works have been made into films, the most notable being The Silence of the Lambs, which became only the third film in Academy Award history to sweep the Oscars in major categories. Harris was born in Jackson, Tennessee, but moved as a child with his family to Rich, Mississippi.
He was introverted and bookish in grade school and then blossomed in high school. He attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where he majored in English and graduated in 1964. While in college, he worked as a reporter for the local newspaper, the Waco Tribune-Herald, covering the police beat.
In 1968, he moved to New York City to work for Associated Press until 1974 when he began work on Black Sunday. Little is known about Harris’s personal life as he avoids publicity and has not given an interview since 1976. At Baylor University he met and married Harriet Anne Haley, a fellow student, in June 1961.