Dashiell Hammett biography

Dashiell Hammett

Novelist, Author

1894 – 1961

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Who was Dashiell Hammett?

Samuel Dashiell Hammett was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, a screenplay writer, and political activist. Among the enduring characters he created are Sam Spade, Nick and Nora Charles, and the Continental Op.

In addition to the significant influence his novels and stories had on film, Hammett "is now widely regarded as one of the finest mystery writers of all time" and was called, in his obituary in The New York Times, "the dean of the... 'hard-boiled' school of detective fiction." Time magazine included Hammett's 1929 novel Red Harvest on a list of the 100 best English-language novels published between 1923 and 2005.

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Born
May 27, 1894
St. Mary's County
Also known as
  • Samuel Dashiell Hammett
  • Sam
  • Dashiell Hammet
  • Samuel D. Hammett
Parents
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
Died
Jan 10, 1961
New York City
Resting place
Arlington National Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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