Robert Bloch


Born
in Chicago, Illinois, The United States
April 05, 1917

Died
September 23, 1994

Genre

Influences


Robert Albert Bloch was a prolific American writer. He was the son of Raphael "Ray" Bloch (1884, Chicago-1952, Chicago), a bank cashier, and his wife Stella Loeb (1880, Attica, Indiana-1944, Milwaukee, WI), a social worker, both of German-Jewish descent.

Bloch wrote hundreds of short stories and over twenty novels, usually crime fiction, science fiction, and, perhaps most influentially, horror fiction (Psycho). He was one of the youngest members of the Lovecraft Circle; Lovecraft was Bloch's mentor and one of the first to seriously encourage his talent.

He was a contributor to pulp magazines such as Weird Tales in his early career, and was also a prolific screenwriter. He was the recipient of the Hugo Award (for his story "That Hell-Bound Tra
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“Despite my ghoulish reputation, I really have the heart of a small boy. I keep it in a jar on my desk.”
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“The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on.”
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“Despite my ghoulish reputation, I really have the heart of a small boy. I keep it in a jar on my desk.”
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