Quotes by Raymond Chandler

About Raymond Chandler:

Raymond Thornton Chandler was an American novelist and screenwriter. In 1932, at age forty-four, Chandler decided to become a detective fiction writer after losing his job as an oil company executive during the Great Depression. His first short story, "Blackmailers Don't Shoot", was published in 1933 in Black Mask, a popular pulp magazine. His first novel, The Big Sleep, was published in 1939. In addition to his short stories, Chandler published seven novels during his lifetime (an eighth in progress at his death was completed by Robert B. Parker). All but Playback have been made into motion pictures, some several times. In the year before he died, he was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America. He died on March 26, 1959, in La Jolla, California.

Author Bio

  • NameRaymond Chandler
  • DescriptionNovelist, screenwriter
  • BornJuly 23, 1888
  • DiedMarch 26, 1959
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionScreenwriter; Novelist; Writer
  • AwardsEdgar Award