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Anne Rice talks about reviving vampire creations in 'Prince Lestat'
Anne Rice talks about reviving vampire creations in 'Prince Lestat'

When Anne Rice published "Interview With the Vampire" in 1976, she didn't just launch her own vampire series — her sexy tragic vampire antiheroes launched an entirely new genre. The phrase paranormal romance "didn't exist when I wrote the vampire novels in the beginning," Rice says. But the genre, she adds, "is here to stay." Indeed, after an 11-year break, the grande dame of vampire fiction has revived her famous vampire clan with "Prince Lestat," (Alfred A. Knopf: 458 pp., $28.95). That supernatural romance has become a flourishing part of pop culture has been a blessing and a curse. The field is crowded with hits like...

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