Patricia Highsmith: Biography, Dates And History

Patricia Highsmith, mystery writer, was born in Fort Worth, Texas. She was originally named Mary Patricia Plangman. Below is a short biography and some dates from history about this woman.

BIOGRAPHY

Patricia Highsmith, mystery writer, was born in Fort Worth, Texas. She was originally named Mary Patricia Plangman. Her parents separated before she was born, and she first met her father when she was twelve. She was primarily reared by her grandmother in New York. She was educated at Columbia after graduating from Julia Richmond High School. She worked briefly for a comic book publisher before devoting her time to her own writing.

Highsmith's first book, STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, was published when she was 29. Many of her works have been made into films, including THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY. She has been awarded the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere and the Silver Dagger by the British Crime Writers Association.

Patricia Highsmith died in Switzerland in 1995.

CHRONOLOGY

1921 She was born in Fort Worth, Texas.

1942 She received her B.A. from Columbia University.

1950 STRANGERS ON A TRAIN

1952 THE PRICE OF SALT

1954 THE BLUNDERER/LAMENT FOR LOVER

1955 THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY

1957 DEEP WATER; She was awarded the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere.



1958 MIRANDA THE PANDA IS ON THE VERANDA; A GAME FOR LIVING

1960 THIS SWEET SICKNESS

1962 THE CRY OF THE OWL

1963 She moved to Europe.

1964 THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY; She was awarded the Silver Dagger by the British Crime Writers Association.

1965 THE GLASS CELL; A SUSPENSION OF MERCY/THE STORY-TELLER

1966 PLOTTING AND WRITING SUSPENSE FICTION

1967 THOSE WHO WALK AWAY

1969 THE TREMOR OF FORGERY

1970 RIPLEY UNDER GROUND; THE SNAIL-WATCHER AND OTHER STORIES

1972 A DOG'S RANSOM

1974 RIPLEY'S GAME; KLEIN GESCHICHTEN FUR WEIBERFEINDE (LITTLE TALES OF MISOGYNY)

1975 THE ANIMAL-LOVER'S BOOK OF BEASTLY MURDER

1980 THE BOY WHO FOLLOWED RIPLEY

1981 THE BLACK HOUSE

1983 PEOPLE WHO KNOCK ON THE DOOR

1985 MERMAIDS ON THE GOLF COURSE

1986 FOUND IN THE STREET

1987 TALES OF NATURAL AN UNNATURAL CATASTROPHES

1991 RIPLEY UNDER WATER

1995 A SMALL G: A SUMMER IDYLL

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