Patricia Highsmith, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Patricia Highsmith

American novelist and short story writer

Date of Birth: 19-Jan-1921

Place of Birth: Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Date of Death: 04-Feb-1995

Profession: screenwriter, writer, novelist, comics writer

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Patricia Highsmith

  • Patricia Highsmith (January 19, 1921 – February 4, 1995) was an American novelist and short story writer best known for her psychological thrillers, including her series of five novels featuring the character Tom Ripley.
  • She wrote 22 novels and numerous short stories throughout her career spanning nearly five decades, and her work has led to more than two dozen film adaptations.
  • Her writing derived influence from existentialist literature, and questioned notions of identity and popular morality.
  • She was dubbed "the poet of apprehension" by novelist Graham Greene.Her first novel, Strangers on a Train, has been adapted for stage and screen numerous times, notably by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951.
  • Her 1955 novel The Talented Mr.
  • Ripley has been adapted numerous times for film, theatre, and radio.
  • Writing under the pseudonym "Claire Morgan", Highsmith published the first lesbian novel with a happy ending, The Price of Salt, in 1952, republished 38 years later as Carol under her own name and later adapted into a 2015 film.

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