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Patricia Highsmith

Patricia HighsmithAKA Mary Patricia Plangman

Born: 19-Jan-1921
Birthplace: Fort Worth, TX
Died: 4-Feb-1995
Location of death: Locarno, Switzerland
Cause of death: Cancer - Leukemia
Remains: Buried, Cimitero di Tegna, Ticino, Switzerland

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Strangers on a Train

(photograph by Francis Goodman, 1957)

Boyfriend: Marc Brandel (novelist)
Girlfriend: Marijane Meaker (author, "M. E. Kerr", dated 1959-61)

    High School: Julia Richmond High School
    University: BA, Barnard College (1942)

    Risk Factors: Alcoholism

Author of books:
Strangers on a Train (1950, novel)
The Price of Salt (1952, novel, pseudo. Claire Morgan)
The Blunderer (1954, novel)
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1955, novel)
Deep Water (1957, novel)
A Game for the Living (1958, novel)
This Sweet Sickness (1960, novel)
The Two Faces of January (1961, novel)
The Cry of the Owl (1962, novel)
The Glass Cell (1964, novel)
A Suspension of Mercy (1965, novel)
Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction (1966)
Those Who Walk Away (1967, novel)
The Tremor of Forgery (1969, novel)
Ripley Under Ground (1970, novel)
The Snail-Watcher and other stories (1970, short stories)
Eleven (1970, short stories)
A Dog's Ransom (1972, novel)
Ripley's Game (1974, novel)
Little Tales of Misogyny (1974, short stories)
The Animal-Lover's Book of Beastly Murder (1975, short stories)
Edith's Diary (1977, novel)
Slowly, Slowly in the Wind (1979, short stories)
The Boy Who Followed Ripley (1980, novel)
The Black House (1981, short stories)
People Who Knock on the Door (1983, novel)
Mermaids on the Golf Course (1985, short stories)
Found in the Street (1987, novel)
Tales of Natural and Unnatural Catastrophes (1987, short stories)
Trouble at the Jade Towers and Other Short Stories (1988, short stories)
Ripley Under Water (1991, novel)
Small g: A Summer Idyll (1995, novel)
Nothing That Meets the Eye: The Uncollected Stories (2002, short stories)
Man's Best Friend and Other Stories (2004, short stories)

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