Manly Wade Wellman

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Birthday
21, 1903
Birthplace
Angola
Death Date
Apr 5, 1986 (82)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
21, 1903
Birthplace
Angola
Death Date
Apr 5, 1986 (82)

About

A contributor to the legendary Weird Tales pulp magazine, he created the characters of Silver John; Judge Pursuivant; and John Thunstone. His popular tales of fantasy and horror are often set in the Appalachian Mountains.

Before Fame

After graduating from Wichita State University and Columbia Law School, he wrote movie reviews and worked as a reporter.

Trivia

He was a recipient of the prestigious World Fantasy Award.

Family Life

He spent his early years in the small village in Portuguese West Africa where his father worked as a doctor. After moving to the United States, he married Frances Obrist.

Associated With

He received the Edgar Allan Poe Award.

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