Thomas Harris is a man with many tallents, an a keen intrest in writing. Heearned a major in English, he has written for many newspapers and is most knownfor his second book which became a major motion picture earning 5 Academy Awardsfor Best Picture , Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director and Best AdaptedScreen Play, Silence of the Lambs. Harris was born in Jackson Tennessee in 1940He loved to read, he moved to Rich Mississippi at a young age so his fathercould persue a farming carrer. He got married but was divorced in the 1960s,by then he had one child. A daughter byt he name of Anne. At this point Harrismoved to New York to became a writer for the Harold Tribune as a policereporter.
He wrote minor articles for magazines. Though he found the police workto be boring it exposed him to the police enviironement which he uses in hisnovels. His first novel was wrote in 1975, it was about terrorists who use theGoodyear Blimp to try and bomb the Super Bowl. Harris and two other co-workerscame up with the idea for the story but Harris took over and finished the novel.The novel became a succsesfull movie and a notional bestseller. Thomas devotedmost of his time now to writing, he writes with such detail that it took himuntill 1981 for him to release his next book. One of the reasons Harris booksdo so well is because of his attention to detail, he spends many yearsreaserching a subject before he writes a novel about it.
His second book, RedDragon was the first book in a series of three phycological thrillers in whichyou are taken in to the mind of a killer known as Hannibal “theCannibal” Lecter. The next book is by far his most famous and is titled”Silence of the Lambs”. This novel is about an FBI agent trying tofind a killer by the name of Buffalo Bill, she needs to crack open the mind ofHannibal Lecter in order to find him. His third book Hannibal,is about the huntfor the long time escaped killer Hannibal “the Cannible” Lecter.Harris now resided in many of his homes located in Rich Mississippi, Long IslandNY, and Miami Flordia.