Who is A.N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice)?
Anne Rice is an American author known for her works across different genres, including Christian literature, gothic fiction, and erotic literature. She is married to Stan Rice and has two children: Michele Rice and Christopher Rice. Anne Rice also uses the names Anne Rampling and A. N. Roquelaure is some of her writings.
Name, Year of Birth
Anne Rice, October 4, 1941
Field of Expertise & Activities
Anne Rice is known for her works on Gothic Fiction, Erotic Literature, Christian fiction, Fantasy, and Horror.
Anne Rice was born Howard Allen Frances O’Brien. She later legally changed her name to Anne Rice in 1947. When she was confirmed in the Catholic Church, Anne took up the name Howard Allen Frances Alphonsus Liguori O’Brien. Her mother died when she was just 15 years old due to alcoholism, for which her father sent her and her sisters to St, Joseph’s Academy.
Anne spent most of her childhood and teenage years at her birthplace. She studied at St. Alphonsus School and finished high school at Richardson High School in 1959. It was is this school that she met her future husband, Stan Rice.
Anne Rice’s first full-blown erotic novel is titled Claiming of Sleeping Beauty. It is the first of the Sleeping Beauty Quartet. The books are set in a medieval fantasy world. It is based on the popular tale of Sleeping Beauty. However, Anne’s version of the fairy tale is filled with maledom and femdom scenes, with some random plays of bisexuality, homosexuality, sodomy, orgy, bondage, torture, ephebophilia, animal play, and sadomasochism.
Filmography, Selected Works, Awards & Reviews
|Selected Works||Date Published|
|The Vampire Chronicles|
|Interview with the Vampire||1976|
|The Vampire Lestat||1985|
|The Queen of the Damned||1988|
|The Tale of Body Thief||1992|
|Memnoch the Devil||1995|
|The Vampire Armand||1998|
|Blood and Gold||2001|
|Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis||2016|
|The Sleeping Beauty Series|
|The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty||1983|
Anne Rice has been nominated 16 times for various awards. She has won 4 awards, which include Bram Stoker Awards for Horror Works in 2004, World Horror Grandmaster for Outstanding Contributor to the Horror Genre in 1994. Her book The Witching Hour won the Locus Award in 1991 while the Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis won the Lord Ruthven Award in 2017.