Full coverage: The work of Anne Rice, vampire romance pioneer

Anne Rice holds a book in her hands as she looks at the camera
Anne Rice in her office at her home in Palm Desert in 2014. The gothic novelist died Saturday at 80.
(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

Anne Rice, the novelist whose “Interview With the Vampire” and other lush, bestselling gothic tales reinvented the blood-drinking immortal as tragic antihero, has died. She was 80.

Anne Rice, the gothic novelist widely known for her bestselling novel “Interview With the Vampire,” has died at age 80.

Dec. 12, 2021

Other authors hail the literary legacy of the late Anne Rice, who helped to pull the “monster into the modern era.”

Dec. 12, 2021

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.

Oct. 23, 2014


Twelve years after her return to Catholicism, Rice declared on her Facebook page that she had “quit being a Christian.”

Aug. 7, 2010

It’s Halloween, and Anne Rice has a new book -- a memoir in fact -- that’s climbing bestseller lists.

Oct. 31, 2008

Anne Rice fans, listen up. The author who once slammed the casting Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in “Interview with the Vampire” has reversed her opinion

Sept. 21, 1994

As a new book takes shape, the author who gave the undead new life considers the end of her bloody mission.

Jan. 2, 2004

When the Chicken King opened a glitzy eatery in a genteel corner of the Big Easy, the Vampire Queen saw red. The public feud that followed highlighted the city’s delicate mix of history and commerce.

Dec. 25, 1997