Biography

Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936) was an American author who wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres. He is well known for his character Conan the Barbarian and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre.

Howard was born and raised in Texas. He spent most of his life in the town of Cross Plains, with some time spent in nearby Brownwood. A bookish and intellectual child, he was also a fan of boxing and spent some time in his late teens bodybuilding, eventually taking up amateur boxing. From the age of nine he dreamed of becoming a writer of adventure fiction but did not have real success until he was 23. Thereafter, until his death by suicide at age 30, Howard's writings were published in a wide selection of magazines, journals, and newspapers, and he became proficient in several subgenres. His greatest success occurred after his death.

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Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936) was an American author who wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres. He is well known for his character Conan the Barbarian and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre.

Howard was born and raised in Texas. He spent most of his life in the town of Cross Plains, with some time spent in nearby Brownwood. A bookish and intellectual child, he was also a fan of boxing and spent some time in his late teens bodybuilding, eventually taking up amateur boxing. From the age of nine he dreamed of becoming a writer of adventure fiction but did not have real success until he was 23. Thereafter, until his death by suicide at age 30, Howard's writings were published in a wide selection of magazines, journals, and newspapers, and he became proficient in several subgenres. His greatest success occurred after his death.

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Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 13

Birthday 1906-01-22

Day of Death 1936-06-11

Place of Birth Peaster, Texas, United States

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Also Known As

  • Patrick Mac Conaire
  • Steve Costigan
  • Patrick Ervin
  • Patrick Howard
  • Sam Walser
  • REH
  • Two-Gun Bob
  • Robert Ervin Howard

Writing TV ShowsMovies

Red SonjaCharacters
2016 Red Sonja: Queen of PlaguesCharacters
2011 Conan the BarbarianCharacters
2009 Solomon KaneCharacters
1997 Conan the Adventurer(22 episodes)Characters
1997 Kull the ConquerorCharacters
1997 ConanCharacters
1994 Conan and the Young Warriors(1 episode)Characters
1992 Conan the Adventurer(52 episodes)Characters
1985 Red SonjaCharacters
1984 Conan the DestroyerCharacters
1982 Conan the BarbarianCharacters
1960 Thriller(1 episode)Short Story

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