Fredric Brown (Fredric William Brown)
BiographyCincinnati, Ohio, USA
Attended University of Cincinatti, Hanover College, Indiana, but didn't obtain a degree. Worked in an office 1924-36, when he left to become writer, proofreader for the "Milwaukee Journal". Also started writing at this time, selling the first of over 300 short stories. Active in both science-fiction and mystery fields, his first SF short appeared in 1941. Won the "Edgar" award for Best First Mystery for "The Fabulous Clipjoint" (1947) from the Mystery Writers Of America. His SF was noted for its humour and wit, and a slickness not common in the '40s & '50s. Read more... Mid-West to Taos, New Mexico, and then to Tuscon, Arizona. Also lived in Los Angeles, submitting scripts to Alfred Hitchcock's television shows.