H. P. Lovecraft
Born in Providence, Rhode Island on 20 August 1890, Lovecraft began reading such texts as the Arabian Nights and the works of Edgar Allan Poe as a child. He was withdrawn from high school after two and a half years, and went on to live a reclusive life; by his late twenties he was spending most of his time in his bedroom.
Lovecraft married Sonia Greene (1883-1972) in 1924, although the marriage lasted just two years before the two broke up. The couple spent their period together in New York, where H. P. Lovecraft formulated some heavily racist views; his antisemitism may have played a part in the failure of his marriage, as his wife was Jewish.
H. P. Lovecraft worked for a number of pulp magazines such as Weird Tales, where he wrote multiple stories that are now regarded as classics of their kind. He died on March 15, 1937.
- "Dagon" (1919)
- "The Statement of Randolph Carter" (1920)
- "In the Vault" (1925)
- "The Colour Out of Space" (1927)
- "The Call of Cthulhu" (1928)
- "The Dunwich Horror" (1928)
- "Cool Air" (1928)
- The Shunned House (1937)