Manly Wade Wellman

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Date of Birth May 21, 1903
Place of Birth Angola
Date of Death Apr 5, 1986 (82)
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Manly Wade Wellman

Manly Wade Wellman was an American writer.

About Manly Wade Wellman

A contributor to the legendary Weird Tales pulp magazine, he created the characters of Silver John; Judge Pursuivant; and John Thunstone. His popular tales of fantasy and horror are often set in the Appalachian Mountains.

Before Fame

After graduating from Wichita State University and Columbia Law School, he wrote movie reviews and worked as a reporter.


He was a recipient of the prestigious World Fantasy Award.

Family Life

He spent his early years in the small village in Portuguese West Africa where his father worked as a doctor. After moving to the United States, he married Frances Obrist.


He received the Edgar Allan Poe Award.

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