Algernon Blackwood

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Birthday
14, 1869
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 10, 1951 (82)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
14, 1869
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 10, 1951 (82)

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English horror and fantasy writer who published his most famous ghost story collection, Incredible Adventures, in 1914. His most famous individual stories include "The Willows" and "The Wendigo"; his novels include The Extra Day and The Promise of Air.

Before Fame

Before becoming a full-time writer, he worked several odd jobs, including bartender, newspaper reporter, and model.

Trivia

He published a 1923 autobiography entitled Episodes Before Thirty.

Family Life

He grew up in Shooter's Hill, Kent, where his father worked for the local post office.

Associated With

He and Peter Straub both wrote works of horror fiction.

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