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Thomas Harris was born in 1940 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA. He was raised in the town of Rich where his father worked as a farmer. He earned his bachelor's degree in English from Baylor University in Texas in 1964. While attending school, he also worked for the local newspaper. After graduating, Harris traveled Europe for a time. Back in the USA, ... See full bio »

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Manhunter Writer
Red Dragon Writer


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 2013-2015 Hannibal (TV Series) (based on characters from the book "Red Dragon" by - 39 episodes)
- The Wrath of the Lamb (2015) ... (based on characters from the book "Red Dragon" by)
- The Number of the Beast Is 666 (2015) ... (based on characters from the book "Red Dragon" by)
- ...And the Beast from the Sea (2015) ... (based on characters from the book "Red Dragon" by)
- ...And the Woman Clothed in Sun (2015) ... (based on characters from the book "Red Dragon" by)
- ...And the Woman Clothed with the Sun (2015) ... (based on characters from the book "Red Dragon" by)
 2007 Hannibal Rising (novel "Hannibal Rising") / (screenplay)
 2002 Red Dragon (novel "Red Dragon")
 2001 Hannibal (novel "Hannibal")
 1999 Sangharsh (novel - uncredited)
 1991 The Silence of the Lambs (novel)
 1986 Manhunter (based on the book "Red Dragon" by)
 1977 Black Sunday (based on the novel by)
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 2010 Inside Story: The Silence of the Lambs (TV Movie documentary) (special thanks)
 2001 Inside the Labyrinth: The Making of 'The Silence of the Lambs' (Video documentary) (special thanks)
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 2001 Raketfart (TV Series)
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- Version 2.0 (2001) ... Self - Author

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Novel: "The Silence of the Lambs". New York: St. Martin's Press, 1988 (filmed as The Silence of the Lambs (1991)) See more »

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[on seeing The Silence of the Lambs (1991) accidentally on TV after avoiding it for years] The dialogue was very familiar. So I sat down and watched it. And it was a wonderful movie. [May 2019, N.Y. Times] See more »


Fellow novelist Stephen King has remarked that if writing is sometimes tedious for other authors, to Harris it is like "writhing on the floor in agonies of frustration", because, for Harris, "the very act of writing is a kind of torment". See more »


Creator of Hannibal Lecter

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