- Name: Robert E. Howard
- Born: 01/22/1906
- Died: 06/11/1936 (30 years old)
- Occupation: Short story writer, poet, novelist, epistolean
Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936) was an American author who wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres. He is well known for his character Conan the Barbarian and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre.
Birth Name: Robert Ervin Howard
Alias: REH, Two-Gun Bobrefn|group=”nb”|Fans of Howard frequently refer to him by his initials, REH. His friend H. P. Lovecraft gave him the nickname “Two-Gun Bob” due to his knowledge about the Old West and Texas in particular.
Genre: Sword and sorcery, westerns, boxing stories, historical, horror, southern gothic
Birth Place: Peaster, Texas, U.S.
Death Place: Cross Plains, Texas, U.S.
Robert E. Howard quotes :
But whatever my failure, I have this thing to remember - that I was a pioneer in my profession, just as my grandfathers were in theirs, in that I was the first man in this section to earn his living as a writer.Robert E. Howard