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John Farris

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John Farris

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Full Name: John Farris
Born: July 26, 1936
Jefferson City, Missouri, USA
Occupation: Novelist, Dramatist, Screenwriter, Poet
Nationality: American


John Lee Farris (born 1936) is an American writer, known largely for his work in the southern Gothic genre. He was born in Jefferson City, Missouri, to parents John Linder Farris (1909-1982) and Eleanor Carter Farris (1905-1984). Raised in Tennessee, he graduated from Central High School in Memphis and attended Southwestern College (now Rhodes College) also in Memphis.

Apart from his substantial body of fiction, his work includes motion picture screenplays of his own books (i.e., The Fury), original scripts and adaptations of the works of others (such as Alfred Bester's The Demolished Man). He also wrote and directed the film Dear Dead Delilah in 1973. He has had several plays produced off-Broadway, and also paints and writes poetry. At various times he has made his home in New York, southern California and Puerto Rico and most recently near Atlanta, Georgia.

Works in the WWEnd Database

 Non Series Works


 The Fury

 1. (1976)