He created one of our greatest anti-heroes, Hannibal Lecter. With a new book on the horizon, journalist and Thomas Harris superfan Tom Tivnan investigates the writer’s legacy and how he has dominated the crime-thriller genre, from print to screen.
Thomas Harris is the author of five novels and is perhaps best known for his character Hannibal Lecter. All of his books have been made into films, including most notably the multiple Oscar winner, The Silence of the Lambs. Harris began his writing career covering crime in the United States and Mexico, and was a reporter and editor at the Associated Press in New York.