Author of the Sookie Stackhouse series...
Charlaine Harris biography and information
Charlaine Harris is a New York Times bestselling author who has been writing mysteries for thirty years. Harris was born and raised in the Mississippi River Delta area of the United States. She now lives in southern Arkansas with her husband and her three children. Through her early work, largely including poems about ghosts and teenage angst, Harris began writing plays whilst she attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. She began to write books a few years later. Harris's works are generally referred to as being in 'urban fantasy' genre. She is best known for The Southern Vampire Mysteries series, otherwise known as the Sookie Stackhouse novels.
Harris specialises in urban fantasy and mystery fiction. She has written books that centre on the supernatural and detective investigations. Her Sookie Stackhouse novels have been released in Australia, Japan, Spain, Lithuania, Hungary, Iceland and many other countries.
Many of Harris' works have also been considered for or been adapted into TV drama series. These include The Southern Vampire Mysteries (Sookie Stackhouse novels) and a drama based on her Harper Connelly Mysteries entitled Grave Sight. 2014 marked the debut of the Cemetery Girl series, a graphic novel series co-written with Christopher Golden and illustrated by Don Kramer.
Book and writing awards
Harris' Aurora Teagarden books with Real Murders were a Best Novel 1990 nomination for the Agatha Awards. The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse Novels, Dead Until Dark, won the Anthony Aware for Best Paperback Mystery in 2001.
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