Robert McCammon

Robert McCammon

American mystery, horror, and thriller writer

Robert Rick McCammon (aka Robert R. McCammon or simply Robert McCammon) was born on July 11, 1952 in Alabama, USA. Since his first book (Baal, 1976) he has been one of the best-selling authors (sales of about 300,000 copies).

Despite his status as a good-selling author, McCammon had occasional problems with publishers. For example, “Bethany’s Sin” and “Usher’s Passing” could not be published for a long time. And such novels as “The Night Boat” and “Swan Song” were accused of plagiarism.

Robert McCammon has now moved away from the mystery and horror genre, and is best known as the author of the Matthew Corbett series (the series has no clear genre, and is more of a mixture of historical detective, thriller and adventure).

The novel “They Thirst” keeps ending up in various top vampire books, also McCammon has six prestigious Bram Stoker Awards.

Robert McCammon is regarded as one of the most influential and successful authors of his generation. He has made a significant impact on the horror, science fiction, and historical fiction genres, and has earned a reputation for writing novels that are both thought-provoking and entertaining.

McCammon’s legacy is built on his ability to create complex and memorable characters, as well as his skill in crafting gripping and suspenseful plotlines. He is known for his vivid and descriptive writing style, which brings his worlds and characters to life in a way that is both real and surreal.

Additionally, McCammon’s legacy includes his contributions to the advancement of the horror genre. He is credited with helping to bring a more literary sensibility to the genre, and has been praised for his ability to blend elements of horror, science fiction, and historical fiction into unique and captivating stories.

Robert McCammon’s Biography and Bibliography

Speaks the Nightbird by Robert McCammon

“I just want some time to be a father!” With these words, in 1992, after a barrage of criticism for his work “On the Way South”, Robert McCammon slammed the door and left the world of literature. It would seem that being a writer is not like being an actor or musician, just sit at…

April 25, 2019