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Robert McCammonRobert Rick McCammon was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on July 17, 1952, the son of Jack (a musician) and Barbara Bundy McCammon. The marriage failed, and McCammon was raised by his grandparents in Birmingham. He received a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Alabama in 1974, and currently resides in Birmingham, married to Sally Sanders, with whom he has a daughter, Skye.

Despite this strong association with the South, its history and traditions played little substantial role in his early work. Nevertheless, paralleling his development as a writer has been an apparent acceptance of his southern heritage, and the last two novels he produced before his self-imposed hiatus---Boy's Life and Gone South---are both set in the Deep South and make use of its heritage and traditions. Furthermore, McCammon's works often contain references and asides that cannot be fully appreciated unless one is familiar with Birmingham.

Following graduation, McCammon wrote advertising copy for Birmingham businesses and newspapers. Failing to get his short stories into print, he wrote Baal (1978), an ambitious effort having as its basis the biblical Book of Revelations and the ultimate conflict between limited Good and limitless Evil. In the afterword to the 1988 edition of Baal, McCammon stated that "Baal is about power, written at a time when I had none," adding that "you always hear this said to young writers, 'write about what you know.' I wanted to write about things I didn't know, so I consciously set Baal in locations as far from the South as possible: Boston, the Middle East, and Greenland. I wanted a global scale and a story that would take the reader to the very edge of Armageddon."

McCammon's second published novel was actually his third novel. He had followed Baal with The Night Boat (1980), but the publisher decided that The Night Boat might be too similar to a recently released motion picture called Shock Waves. McCammon thus wrote Bethany's Sin (1980), after which the publisher decided to publish The Night Boat. Upon acceptance of the latter, McCammon decided to become a full-time writer. You can find Robert McCammon signed books below this author biography.

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Last Train to Perdition
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Last Train to Perdition by Robert McCammon

Freedom of the Mask
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Freedom of the Mask by Robert McCammon

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Stinger by Robert McCammon

Blue World
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Blue World by Robert McCammon

The River of Souls
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The River of Souls by Robert McCammon

I Travel by Night
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I Travel by Night by Robert McCammon
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Author Signed Hardcover Book. December 2022 NY: Lividian Publications First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Signed limited edition. This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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Robert McCammon Bibliography


  • Mystery Walk - 1983
  • Usher's Passing - 1987
  • Stinger - 1988 (Paperback)
  • Blue World - 1990
  • Mine - 1991 (Paperback)
  • Under the Fang - 1991 (Paperback)
  • Night Visions 8 - 1995
  • Boy's Life - 2008
  • Gone South - 2008
  • Swan Song - 2009
  • Baal - 2011
  • The Five - 2011
  • Bethany's Sin - 2012
  • The Night Boat - 2013
  • They Thirst - 2014 (Limited Edition)
  • The Border - May 2015
  • Stinger - October 2015 (Limited Edition)

Vampire Trevor Lawson Series

  1. I Travel by Night - 2013
  2. Last Train from Perdition - October 2016

Matthew Corbett Series

  1. Speaks the Nightbird - 2002
  2. The Queen of Bedlam - 2007 (Trade Paperback)
  3. Mister Slaughter - 2010
  4. The Providence Rider - 2012
  5. The River of Souls - 2014
  6. Freedom of the Mask - May 2016

Michael Gallatin Stories

  1. The Wolf's Hour - 1993 (Paperback)
  2. The Hunter from the Woods - 2011

Story Collections

  • Blue World - September 2015 (Limited Edition)

Robert McCammon Awards

  • 1985 Alabama Library Association's Alabama Author Award for Usher's Passing
  • 1987 Bram Stoker Award for Swan Song and Short Story The Deep End
  • 1989 Bram Stoker Award for Short Story Eat Me
  • 1990 Bram Stoker Award for Mine
  • 1991 Bram Stoker Award for Boy's Life
  • 1992 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel
  • 1992 Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire Award, domaine étranger (best foreign novel) for L'heure du loup (The Wolf's Hour)
  • 1994 Japanese Adventure Fiction Association Prize for Swan Song
  • 1995 Japanese Adventure Fiction Association Prize for Boy's Life
  • 2002 Southeastern Science Fiction Achievement Award (the SESFA) for Best Novel of 2002
  • 2003 Independent Publisher Book Award in the Historical/Military Fiction category
  • 2004 Alabama Library Association's Alabama Author Award for Speaks the Nightbird
  • 2009 Phoenix Award
  • 2012 Bram Stoker Lifetime Achievement Award

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