Patricia Highsmith
#3375 Overall Influence

Patricia Highsmith

American novelist and short story writer


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Patricia Highsmith was an American novelist and short story writer best known for her psychological thrillers, including her series of five novels featuring the character Tom Ripley. She wrote 22 novels and numerous short stories throughout her career spanning nearly five decades, and her work has led to more than two dozen film adaptations. Her writing derived influence from existentialist literature, and questioned notions of identity and popular morality. She was dubbed "the poet of apprehension" by novelist Graham Greene.

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Barnard College
Barnard College

Private women's liberal arts college in the United States

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#827 World Rank #178 USA Rank